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#221225 06/19/2006 04:18 AM
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Or is it called semichrome?

Anyway, it seems impossible to find around here, guess its only common in the US(?). Seems like the only way to get it is to order from the internet. So my question is:
Is there something similar i Europe?
Does Autosol, for example, have the same effects?

#221226 06/19/2006 09:21 AM
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I play and collect National resonator guitars, which were made out of Nickle plated German Silver during the Depression.
I've used SimiChrome, but also a product called MAAS Polishing Creme from MAAS International. I think the MAAS creme is less abrasive for metals. I beleive that product is available in Europe.

You might also check out metal cleaners for Porsche, as I remember they sell a factory product very much like Simichrome for plated metal cleaning and restoration.

#221227 06/19/2006 12:48 PM
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Hi Johan_rev, Autosol is exactly the same as Semichrome, Regards Stan

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#221228 06/19/2006 01:29 PM
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Ok, thanks. I will check the Porsche as well.
And that does explain why some daggers that I have bought from the US smells exactly like Autosol...

#221229 06/19/2006 01:41 PM
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It is made by Happich of Germany and is called "Simichrome". Try looking them up.

You can buy it in tubes and cans. We (GDC) sell the tubes. I think it is sold in the UK.

Anyone know why it is not sold in Germany ?

Dave

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Probably because Flitz is the dominant product of this type and is produced in Germany! Roll Eyes
Jim

#221231 06/19/2006 03:52 PM
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;Johan-rev,
As you have been told it is German Happich made.
available on the Site or from WWiidaggers.com
Take my advice,do not use Autosol.It is very abrasive and needs care in use.
Cheers
Seiler(Yank in UK))

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Hi Everyone, Autosol is also made in Solingen.
I do not think its anymore abrasive that any other metal polish.you could always use their gold and silver polish if you think the other is to abrasive,Regards stan

http://www.autosol.de/shop-en/

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#221233 02/09/2008 04:59 AM
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Check out 'Curator's Choice' wax from The American Historical Foundation, Richmond, VA
Tel. 804-353-1812. It is formulated with a non-abrasiv cleaning agent, and is good for gold, plated-surfaces, blued finishes and leather.

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there is a product called Wenol that is identical to simicrome. It may be easier to find

#221235 03/13/2008 07:29 PM
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Lot of Simichrome for sale ON EBAY.
Buy the 8 Oz. can and you are probably set for lifetime.

#221236 03/14/2008 06:08 AM
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I use a product called MAAS...german made I believe...works well...not too abrasive...I use in on the chrome on my Harley...

#221237 03/15/2008 08:56 PM
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quote:
Anyone know why it is not sold in Germany ?

Dave


It is for sale in Germany. Here�s the link to the exclusive distributor: http://www.rs-tools-germany.com/97/Simichrome.html

#221238 03/23/2008 12:30 PM
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I have just sent off for some simichrome,but i
am not sure how to use it.I have a m33 ss dagger
early one solid nickle fittings, the blade has
some black spots. Do you put a small amount on
a cloth and rub the affected area? and if so will it leave a bright spot where you cleaned
and make the rest of the blade look odd. I.ll
be honest i am a bit frightened of messing the
blade up, any tips on useing this stuff gents.
Regards
John rosser

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Basically it is Autosol just put some on a cloth and rub it in until it almost vanishes. Then just rub it with a clean cloth. I doubt it will get your black spots off the blade though.

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Simichrome is mildly abrasive, so yes, if you keep rubbing in one spot, it will polish the cross graining away and leave a shiney spot, and the black spot will still be there, or at least gray. The black spots are rust, and cannot be removed without leaving evidence.

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