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Old 09-23-2019, 06:52 AM   #1
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Default Cleanig reflectors

I bought a nice pair of original single bulb reflectors at a swap meet yesterday but they have fingerprints on the silver . I know the silver plate is very soft so what is a good method to clean them without damage ???

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Old 09-23-2019, 07:42 AM   #2
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A little spit and a woman’s soft touch
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Old 09-23-2019, 08:31 AM   #3
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lamp black on a fine chamois is one of the methods used in the era ---here is another from "gus garage" series
http://www.gus-stories.org/august_1934.htm
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Old 09-23-2019, 09:25 AM   #4
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I use salt+vinegar+cotton swab.
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Old 09-23-2019, 09:54 AM   #5
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Good Morning all...What about silver polish such as you would use on a silver knife and fork? You can also purchase a silver polish cloth that will do a nice job and the finish will last for a while...Ernie in Arizona
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Whatever you do, don't buff too hard as you will eat through the plating. Don't ask me how I know.
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Old 09-23-2019, 11:01 AM   #7
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Vince has info on his site. http://www.fordgarage.com/pages/reflectorcleaning.htm


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