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Old 17-03-19, 06:04 PM   #1511
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You can bring them up even better if you use a Brass Wire brush drill attachment but if you use this method you MUST wear overalls and safety glasses/googles.The Brass wires can come of and stick in cloths and scar the skin and the Safety Glasses/Goggles for the eyes.

Brass wire brushes can remove a lot of the final corrosion and leave a nice,"Burnished" finish or if once used and you don't like the finish the Metal polish usually works even better after the Burnishing.



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That is not a bad idea. I used Emery cloth on the replacement front header I bought. It does exactly the same thing and removes the top surface of the SS, leaving a sort of burnished finish that comes up pretty well with a bit of Autosol stainless cleaner. Either mechanical method will remove a bit of the metalís thickness, but then so will the chemical processes (Harpic &c). The SS on the original pipes is pretty thick and seems to be good quality, so it will take quite a bit of scrubbing and polishing.
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Old 17-03-19, 07:15 PM   #1512
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R1ffR4ffs brass brushes will probably do the least damage to the stainless steel as it is a lot softer than the SS and far less abrasive than emery cloth.
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Old 17-03-19, 07:17 PM   #1513
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R1ffR4ffs brass brushes will probably do the least damage to the stainless steel as it is a lot softer than the SS and far less abrasive than emery cloth.


Use those then.
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Old 18-03-19, 09:33 AM   #1514
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R1ffR4ffs brass brushes will probably do the least damage to the stainless steel as it is a lot softer than the SS and far less abrasive than emery cloth.
You are right.The soft brass is quite gentle on the metal and leaves a fine brass layer it seems.This gives the burnished look but as said this can be easily polished off with some Autosol type metal polish.The burnished look also seems to corrode slower
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