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Wrights brass polish

Post by BoomtownRath » Sun Nov 28, 2021 10:25 am

I'm based in europe and find it impossible to get my hands on this stuff!!!

Anybody any suggestions?

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Re: Wrights brass polish

Post by Pre59 » Sun Nov 28, 2021 1:06 pm

I got mine via the internet from a store in Canada, it wasn't that expensive at the time.

But if you don't mind getting several lifetimes worth of brass polish.. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/124497631007 ... SwWZZf4ips
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Re: Wrights brass polish

Post by CarlVicVogel » Wed Jan 12, 2022 7:38 pm

It works great!

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Re: Wrights brass polish

Post by DougHulme » Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:58 am

You could use 'Brasso' made in the uK and readily available. I have both and find brasso is just as good as Wrights?... Doug
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Re: Wrights brass polish

Post by elmsandr » Thu Jan 13, 2022 4:23 am

DougHulme wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:58 am
You could use 'Brasso' made in the uK and readily available. I have both and find brasso is just as good as Wrights?... Doug
Brasso, at least the versions I am familiar with, has an abrasive in it. Works fine, but is not a direct substitute for Wrights.

For example, i don't put Brasso inside a slide.

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Re: Wrights brass polish

Post by ithinknot » Thu Jan 13, 2022 4:31 am

DougHulme wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:58 am
You could use 'Brasso' made in the uK and readily available. I have both and find brasso is just as good as Wrights?... Doug
All polishes contain abrasive particles - it's their material and size that varies.

The abrasive particles in Brasso are considerably larger. I wouldn't consider the two directly comparable, and I would agree that Brasso is too rough for use on slide outers.
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Re: Wrights brass polish

Post by BGuttman » Thu Jan 13, 2022 5:35 am

Wright's has two versions: a liquid and a paste. The paste is more aggressive, possibly like Brasso. I've also heard that Flitz liquid is pretty good, but I'm not sure what brands are in EU.
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Post by DougHulme » Thu Jan 13, 2022 7:44 am

The brasso we have is impregnated in a cloth and comes out of the tin like a fibre? Many of us have been using it for years on non laquered horns but I am not in a position to offer an authoritive opinion, just the results for both wrights and brasso seem similar to me. There is a good 'anti tarnish' result for both after use so I am guessing there is something in both of them to put a barrier on to hinder tarnshing?... I know nothing except my fingers are black after I have used either!
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Post by elmsandr » Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:56 am

Ah... Different stuff. The Brasso that I get here is a liquid that is fairly thick with very chunky abrasive bits in it. Feels quite gritty to the touch. The Wrights that I get is a significantly thinner liquid with no significant grit that I can feel.

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Re: Wrights brass polish

Post by vetsurginc » Thu Jan 13, 2022 9:21 am

BoomtownRath wrote:
Sun Nov 28, 2021 10:25 am
I'm based in europe and find it impossible to get my hands on this stuff!!!

Anybody any suggestions?

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Re: Wrights brass polish

Post by BGuttman » Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:05 am

DougHulme wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2022 7:44 am
The brasso we have is impregnated in a cloth and comes out of the tin like a fibre? Many of us have been using it for years on non laquered horns but I am not in a position to offer an authoritive opinion, just the results for both wrights and brasso seem similar to me. There is a good 'anti tarnish' result for both after use so I am guessing there is something in both of them to put a barrier on to hinder tarnshing?... I know nothing except my fingers are black after I have used either!
We have similar stuff here and I have used it to polish bare spots on an inner slide (which I subsequently dab with either Superslick cream or Trombotine). Ours appears to be impregnated in cotton. It comes in a number of names. I have some stuff that I inherited from my father-in-law called "Maserati" that dates to the 1960s. It's often sold in auto stores for the cleaning of chrome plate (one reason I use it on inners). Problem with it for outer slide cleaning is you can't thread it through the eye of a cleaning rod.

Another mild abrasive we have here is called BonAmi. Less abrasive than the brass cleaners (paste and liquid). Another similar material is called Barkeeper's Friend.
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Re: Wrights brass polish

Post by Pre59 » Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:23 am

If you go to the Wrights homepage you'll see that the brass polish in the 8oz and larger size is out of stock. You can pay through the nose elsewhere for an 8oz bottle, and as much as £80 if you're desperate..
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Re: Wrights brass polish

Post by Crazy4Tbone86 » Thu Jan 13, 2022 9:45 pm

BGuttman wrote:
Thu Jan 13, 2022 5:35 am
Wright's has two versions: a liquid and a paste. The paste is more aggressive, possibly like Brasso. I've also heard that Flitz liquid is pretty good, but I'm not sure what brands are in EU.
Hmmm?!? I didn’t realize that Flitz came in a liquid. I have only used the blue paste. I see that it is widely available on the Internet. The Flitz PASTE can be a bit aggressive…..a little more abrasive than something like Wright’s liquid. I’m wondering if the Flitz liquid has a similar abrasion as Wright’s liquid.

I always try to use the most appropriate polish for every situation. Would this be a fair categorization in terms of abrasives?

Courser abrasion:
Flitz Paste = Brasso Polish = Wright’s Paste

Finer abrasion:
Flitz Liquid = Wright’s Liquid
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Re: Wrights brass polish

Post by DougHulme » Fri Jan 14, 2022 3:59 am

BoomtownRath » Sun Nov 28, 2021 6:25 pm
I'm based in europe and find it impossible to get my hands on this stuff!!!

Anybody any suggestions?
I see the OP was back in November - did you manage to get any? If not PM me with your address and I'll put some in a suitable bottle and post it to you. I still think Brasso is just as good but maybe that's not available in the Nederlands either?... Doug
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Re: Wrights brass polish

Post by bellend » Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:01 am

I always thought from what I've read previously that Wrights was water based? Is that the case?

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Re: Wrights brass polish

Post by ithinknot » Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:24 am

bellend wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:01 am
I always thought from what I've read previously that Wrights was water based? Is that the case?

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Yup, water / oxalic acid / ammonia. Not the trippy hydrocarbons of traditional Brasso (the UK-market liquid in the tin).

(A quick Google suggests that what is sold in the US as Brasso is something else entirely, and also water-based these days.)
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Re: Wrights brass polish

Post by BGuttman » Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:36 am

There is a program in the US to minimize the use of organic solvents called "Resource Conservation and Recovery Act" (RCRA) and they have been at us for years to stop using products with organic solvents in them. They wanted me to switch my solvent based solder masks to something either water based (nothing readily available) or 100% solids (UV cured). This goes to other things like instrument lacquers, hence the use of things like acrylates (can be sprayed and UV cured from 100% solids) or urethanes (can be water borne) over the old lacquers used for decades. Same goes for metal polishes. Transition to water borne from solvent based.

You can find out if a material is water borne or solvent based from something that must be available for any [non-food] chemical sold in the US, the Manufacturer's Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). It shows all active ingredients in the chemical. Water is considered an inert ingredient and need not be listed as such, but if the inert ingredients are a sizeable percentage it's probably water. You can usually find the MSDS for anything on the manufacturer's Web Site. If there is no Web Site there are repositories for MSDS sheets. They must be offered free of charge to anyone who requests one.
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Re: Wrights brass polish

Post by afugate » Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:06 am

ithinknot wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:24 am
bellend wrote:
Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:01 am
I always thought from what I've read previously that Wrights was water based? Is that the case?

BellEnd
Yup, water / oxalic acid / ammonia. Not the trippy hydrocarbons of traditional Brasso (the UK-market liquid in the tin).

(A quick Google suggests that what is sold in the US as Brasso is something else entirely, and also water-based these days.)
Hmmmm...
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Re: Wrights brass polish

Post by BGuttman » Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:23 am

Oxalic acid is also used in car radiator flushes. Good cleaner for copper alloys.
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