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Polishing A Century Ii

cross century ii polishing

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#1 jcreilley



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Posted 29 December 2015 - 23:09



I have a friend who has been using a Cross Century II for about 9 years. There's a bunch of micro-scratchnig all along the pen from years of use and bouncing around in a pencil case. What is a good material(s) to use for polishing out most of those tiny scratches? I'd use regular metal polish, but I'm concerned about it taking the finish off. It's the all chrome Century II.



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Posted 29 December 2015 - 23:15

Problem is that to get rid of scratches you have to use abrasives and you'll take away a little bit of plating.


For normal maintenance I would just take a sunshine cloth.



If you MUST get rid of the scratches, please have a look around the Repair Q&A forum, I'm sure there will be some topics there on this subject.








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Posted 10 January 2016 - 11:02

MOTHERS metal polish used very sparingly with a microfiber towel and a Q-tip for removing the polish around the clip. Follow label instructions. 

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