Polishing & Finish on Nickel Plating

 
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Post by Stevie » Tue. Sep. 15, 2020 2:34 pm

Could anyone recommend a good polish to use on the nickel plating on this stove? Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Post by Hoytman » Tue. Sep. 15, 2020 9:16 pm

No suggestion, but nice stove and love your place.

 
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Post by Holdencoal » Tue. Sep. 15, 2020 9:27 pm

What about Autosol?

 
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Post by Hoytman » Tue. Sep. 15, 2020 11:05 pm

Wenol ... Mothers wheel polish ... Never-dull ... Meguiar’s has several metal polish’s, Collinite metal polish and wax ... these are are automotive style wheel and chrome polished that may work, but I am hesitant to suggest them for stove use because I have no experience with any of these on a stove.

Maybe some of our antique guru’s can confirm or deny use of these.

 
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Post by Holdencoal » Wed. Sep. 16, 2020 5:48 am

Bill,

Yeah I agree. I would be worried about the chemical burn off with auto polish.

 
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Post by Sunny Boy » Wed. Sep. 16, 2020 7:30 am

I've been using Turtle wax brand chrome cleaner and then seal the nickle with regular Turtle wax. No problems.

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Post by freetown fred » Wed. Sep. 16, 2020 7:31 am

Mothers always worked well even on Harley exhaust pipes.


 
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Post by Wal » Fri. Sep. 18, 2020 10:41 am

I’ve just polished my nickel on my baseburner with Autosol, and it looks good , but it has started to dull slightly, so is the idea to seal in the shine after polishing with Autosol , mothers etc , with a good quality car wax ? Will the heat not effect the wax ?

 
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Post by freetown fred » Fri. Sep. 18, 2020 10:59 am

Not with MOTHERS W--she's a critter unto herself!!! LOL Never heard of Autosol--course I'm old!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL

 
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Post by Wal » Fri. Sep. 18, 2020 11:23 am

Ha ha Fred , Yeah Autosol is a polish I used to use back in the day when I was a youth to clean my chrome on my motorbike. Cleans chrome on my bike really well , but just as another member said he sealed the finish with car wax ? Thought car wax’s had some ingredients that we’re flammable? Anyway if you can seal your stove nickel with car wax sure would save a lot of elbow grease 👍.

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Post by freetown fred » Fri. Sep. 18, 2020 1:09 pm

Nothin ventured, nothin gained W--will wait for results post. :)

 
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Post by Pauliewog » Fri. Sep. 18, 2020 3:13 pm

Simichrome also does a nice job on nickel.

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Post by Wal » Fri. Sep. 18, 2020 3:29 pm

I have a bottle of Collinite 845 wax I use for my car , this is what I was thinking of using on my nickel after I have polished it with Autosol.

 
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Post by Sunny Boy » Fri. Sep. 18, 2020 4:29 pm

Wal wrote:
Fri. Sep. 18, 2020 11:23 am
Ha ha Fred , Yeah Autosol is a polish I used to use back in the day when I was a youth to clean my chrome on my motorbike. Cleans chrome on my bike really well , but just as another member said he sealed the finish with car wax ? Thought car wax’s had some ingredients that we’re flammable? Anyway if you can seal your stove nickel with car wax sure would save a lot of elbow grease 👍.

If your wax job is "flammable", you used too much wax and not enough polishing cloth. :D

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Post by Userj8670 » Fri. Sep. 18, 2020 8:37 pm

Stevie wrote:
Tue. Sep. 15, 2020 2:34 pm
Could anyone recommend a good polish to use on the nickel plating on this stove? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
I can't offer any help but I can say I spy a Griswold skillet! :yes:


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