Home /
T.O.C.
FAQs
 
Good
Books
Ref.
Libr.
Advertise
Here
Help
Wanted
Current
Q&A's
Search 🔍
the Site

Chime right in! (no registration req'd)

-----

"I have some very rough brass pieces that I would like to smooth out"



2005

Last year for Christmas, my parents purchased a kit for me to assemble. It is a replica of an old hammer lock, Hawkens, black powder rifle. Included in the parts to be finished and assembled are a brass butt plate, patch box, forend cap, thimble, and wedge. The pieces are very rough in texture, and dull in appearance. The directions that came with the kit give good assembly instructions, but little help in finishing the parts. I would like to know how to give these pieces a very smooth and lusterous finish. I would greatly appreciate any help I could get.

Dustan Paul
Pend Oreille Mechanical - Coeur d'Alen, ID USA
^


2005

You very probably have a casting (an import at that) and they are not of a high quality. I would look at a polishing tool at somewhere like Lowes that is stouter than a Moto tool. Sears used to sell a polish kit that had 4 colors of compounds in bars. Follow the instructions.
Manual is totally impossible. You need mechanical help for this.

James Watts
- Navarre, Florida
^

none
finishing.com is made possible by ...
this text gets replaced with bannerText
spacer gets replaced with bannerImages

Q, A, or Comment on THIS thread SEARCH for Threads about ... My Topic Not Found: Start NEW Thread

Disclaimer: It's not possible to fully diagnose a finishing problem or the hazards of an operation via these pages. All information presented is for general reference and does not represent a professional opinion nor the policy of an author's employer. The internet is largely anonymous & unvetted; some names may be fictitious and some recommendations might be harmful.

If you are seeking a product or service related to metal finishing, please check these Directories:

 
Jobshops
Capital
Equipment
Chemicals &
Consumables
Consult'g, Train'g
& Software


About/Contact    -    Privacy Policy    -    ©1995-2021 finishing.com, Pine Beach, New Jersey, USA