or you can buy a metal polish in a paste. I used a certain brand
name for polishing the aluminum fuel tanks and wheels of my truck. It
has a metal sealant included to close all of the metal pores.
you can also get aluminum brightener in a good automotive parts
supply house. it will acid clean the surface and remove all of the
ink and oxidized patina.
you should understand that it will only stay shiney long enough to
take your pictures and apply the heat to it. Then it will return to
a dark brown color after about 3 or 4 runs. Mine is all covered with
insulation anyway now.
a simple solution for a light polishing compound is to get jewelers
rouge in the appropriate coarse texture. They range in color from
black to brown to green to white. The lighter colors are for a finer
mirror finish. I would mix a 4 ounce bottle of jewelers rouge with
charcoal lighter in a tuperware picnic style ketchup dispenser.
Polish the metal with a disposable cloth rag and afterward buff off
the dried residue to a gloss finish with a clean rag and ordinary
cooking flour. I used those with power buffers and also by hand.
The parts house will have disposable latex gloves to keep the
chemicals off your skin.
--- In new_distillers@y..., "Zeke Jones" <joneszeke@h...> wrote:
> A paste made of vinegar and equal parts baking soda and table salt
> to the copper for a few minutes will make it shine like a new
> >From: "bokakob" <bokakob@y...>
> >Please let me know how to bring this copper scrap metal to a
> >polished look.
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