whats best for getting varnish off brass plates

Discussion in 'Weapons, Equipment & Rations' started by PapaGolf, Jun 18, 2010.

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  1. apart from elbow grease, cos i'm sweating me nads off here
     
  2. hp sauce...seriously!!
     
  3. I was going to suggest vinegar
     
  4. Vinegar, Acetic acid, or engine degreaser (the one that smells of oranges)
     
  5. Perhaps an overnight soaking in coca cola. Test it first mind. Used to strip the carbon off our gas plugs and pistons.
     

  6. Ah crap....i read it as Tarnish!! :D
     
  7. Probably a female.(1)
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    (1) The sort that can "suck the chrome off a trailer hitch"

    hth
     
  8. A rank junior to yours......
     
  9. Bit hard when you are already the chocolate in the box :)
     
  10. All quality idea's, i think the sprog idea is good, and the cheapest. SPROG! MY OFFICE!!!!
    Have a good weekend fella's
     
  11. Try Nitromoors the paint remover stuff, but make sure you wear rubber gloves and eye protection because it is very nasty stuff.
     
  12. Cutaway

    Cutaway LE Reviewer

    I hope you're not being prejudiced against those of us that are of a zero index.
    Or by 'chocolate' were you being all inclusive and taking into account milk, dark and white ?
     
  13. Depends on what your plate's shaped like a bit of fine wet and dry should do it about 1200 gritshould do the job
     
  14. Pigeons.
     
  15. Very fine emery cloth - Apache Windscreen Stuff.