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I have some old brass chassis from Monogram and they all need cleaning. Is there something I can buy which will clean them chemically. I think Rick had some sort of machine that irritated the brass with chemicals which cleaned up the brass real nice. Anybody have any good ideas. Cheers in advance.
 

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The chassis building pros use a tumbler.This brings the appearance of the brass back to near new.

There are other options...do have "Brasso" in the supermarket over there?

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I should be a little cautious about using chemicals to clean these chassis ,as my recollection of them was that they are not brass but some sort of golden plated steel

cheers tony
 

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QUOTE (superhornets @ 26 Sep 2011, 18:59) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi
I should be a little cautious about using chemicals to clean these chassis ,as my recollection of them was that they are not brass but some sort of golden plated steel

cheers tony
Good point. Should be easy check bosmeck's chassis with a magnet - brass isn't magnetic.
I remember other makes of brass sprayed steel chassis from way back when - had to be a little careful or the brass came off!
 

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Monogram chassis were indeed solid brass.

Easiest way to clean them is with a tooth brush (no, not the one you use for your teeth), and some Axax/Old Dutch/Comet etc whatever your favorite bleachy/abrasive cleanser is.

Here's one I did a couple of years ago for an IPS proxy race. It started out all bent and stained and crudded.

Scrub time is only a couple of minutes per piece.





 

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Looks good

thanks everyone for the info.

What about ultrasonic cleaning? seems to do a good number on brass bullet cases.
 
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