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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-01-2018, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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We polished brass with toothpaste

CG is always polishing brass. We used tooth paste for our brass belt buckles. Sure puts a shine on it.
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Brasso works better and you don't have to work as hard. Ketchup will shine brass and copper as well. You want to make copper shine, rub it with ketchup.

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Used Brasso in the service have a can at home here not the liquid polish but that woven rag looking thing works great.

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I used the liquid, I don't know if they had the impregnated cloth when I was in the navy, I could use my belt buckle for a mirror.

When you are up to your butt in alligators, it is hard to remember your intent was to drain the swamp. Stay focused!
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I liked Brasso but some guys used Duraglit; everyone used lighter fluid to get rid of the polish compound and add a surface to ward off finger prints and tarnish.

There were a lot of methods for spit shining shoes and boots; Kiwi + spit / ice water all applied with a thoroughly laundered cloth diaper. And then there was the application of them deodorant pads to smooth out caked on Kiwi just before an inspection. Remember that?

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