On a 1912, I'd say just click the cap off and carry on ...
On a TTO, I'm not sure of the mechanism so I'd err on the cautious side. Cotton wool buds is my weapon of choice. Q-tips? Is that the right term? Squirt a load of metal polish up there and get scrubbing! It can help to manually hold the cap closed so that the handle doesn't get in your way.
Good call! Super results! Grab yourself a tube of Peek polish and apply a dab with a cotton cloth, like a handkerchief. You can polish up those toothbrush scratches in no time and give a really shiny finish.
Did you electroplate this yourself? It looks good.
Yes I did it at home myself. Thank you.
Very nice! I have always been intrigued with the electroplating process but have never really looked at all that is required in order to do it at home. It would be great to replate the odd razor, maybe get a thick high end finish on a long time used personal razor or two. I do know that it is a very old process so I imagine it can be done with minimal equipment and some electricity. But, getting the item well cleaned, and the connection points on the item....sounds tricky.
My setup consist of 1 lt. Bright Nickel bath which I purchased prepared. 1 pcs. Nickel Anode. and a charger.
A voltage between 2V-3V can be used. I generally use 2.5V and keep the razor approximately 10cm away from the anode.
First of all prepare the razor for the plating. A coarse compound to remove the prior plating and then buffing with the finer compounds. Next is the important part "degreasing" using some solutions such as a prepared degreaser, vinegar, lye bath etc. I'm just trying. I got a better result in lye bath I guess.
Then the plating starts. I keep the razor almost 5 mins. in the bath. Actually It doesnt look like a thick plating but I'm worried about keeping it in much longer because I'm not sure about the results
wchnu: If I liked him more I might actually feel bad about that.
Sept 17, 2017 18:54:02 GMT -6
wchnu: Did I type...THAT... Outloud???? Oops
Sept 17, 2017 18:54:28 GMT -6
birdlives: I hear nothing....I see nothing.....Hospital Koodies.......Yeaagh!!!! A DE with a Derby!!! NOPE!!! I hear nothing...I see nothing...If I go under the anesthesia, I'm taking someone I can trust to WATCH all that business....I can trust you guys, RIGHT ?
Sept 17, 2017 19:18:03 GMT -6
wchnu: Why yessss you can...uhhuh,..sure can...most the time anyway.
Sept 17, 2017 19:35:00 GMT -6
birdlives: What about that Canadian Rocket Dood? Can I trust him too?
Sept 17, 2017 19:38:22 GMT -6
wchnu: Hard to say....but prolly so.
Sept 17, 2017 22:40:17 GMT -6
GarnerPW: I just read what you wrote there Fuzz or should I say Mr. Fuzz. And all this time I thought you liked me.
Sept 18, 2017 4:38:29 GMT -6
GarnerPW: Don't trust him there Bird. You know what they say, "You can't trust the Man/Fuzz". The Canuck, is alright though.
Sept 18, 2017 4:43:20 GMT -6
birdlives: I don't know......Have you seen what that crazy Canuck does in a bath tub?
Sept 18, 2017 13:31:26 GMT -6
GarnerPW: No what???
Sept 18, 2017 13:33:24 GMT -6
Alan: Boy, I thought I was going nuts, so I stared at it for a while and realized Riverruns avatar winks.
Sept 19, 2017 21:29:17 GMT -6
birdlives: ALAN!!.....Uh...Oh....you're right! That could be dangerous! This might be a case for the avatar police! I stretched his avatar as big as my i-Pad screen...Bam! It blinked and I jumped...lol!
Sept 20, 2017 2:04:25 GMT -6
wchnu: Garner..did I type That outloud..darn. the SE dude is a good guy though.
Sept 20, 2017 17:33:32 GMT -6
wchnu: Alan!!! Good to see you. I will check out that avatar. Sounds spooky.
Sept 20, 2017 17:34:08 GMT -6
wchnu: It really does wink!!
Sept 21, 2017 0:47:42 GMT -6