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Polishing Ebonite

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#1 Uncial

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Posted 11 November 2016 - 18:56

 I am rather fond of my ebonite pens and some are highly polished and some a very matt. I like the polished ones the most (I know some of you will be pursing your lips right now and uttering, 'heathen!'). Some of the matt ones I would like to keep matt, some I would like to polish to a high shine if possible. Some of the ones that are matt were once shiny and I would like to get them back to their original state - again, if possible. The issue I have is that I have no idea what to polish them with. I would love to hear some ideas of what works and perhaps what to avoid and if anyone had before and after pictures that would be excellent, although I know that's asking a lot.



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Posted 12 November 2016 - 16:09

Been thinking the same and my answer was pipe stem polish. Pipe stems are made of ebonite. However, I have not tried it yet... so my idea has not been tested yet. 



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Posted 12 November 2016 - 16:35

I've used Semichrome to polish other pens and to clean up ebonite pens. Can't remember it shining up the ebonite though.


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Posted 13 November 2016 - 00:39

Are you looking for a finish like this?
 

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These BHR Wirt secretary pens were cleaned with Simichrome, then polished with a carnauba wax solution.



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Posted 13 November 2016 - 23:42

Thank you, yes. That's exactly what I'm after. Is there a Simichrome equivalent in Europe/UK?

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Posted 13 November 2016 - 23:53

Yes, I know of at least one, which I use for fine polishing. Dursol SHINE is a German product. See www.autosol.de or www.dursol.com.


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Posted 14 November 2016 - 01:36

Yes, I know of at least one, which I use for fine polishing. Dursol SHINE is a German product. See www.autosol.de or www.dursol.com.

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Keep in mind, the Simichrome does the cleaning, the carnauba brings the shine.



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Posted 14 November 2016 - 02:46

Go to a good auto shop. They will have the carnauba wax you need after, as well as a suitably fine polish like simichrome or dursol shine. Autosol products seem to be in many places.
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Posted 14 November 2016 - 02:52

Are you looking for a finish like this?
 
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These BHR Wirt secretary pens were cleaned with Simichrome, then polished with a carnauba wax solution.


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#10 Uncial

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Posted 14 November 2016 - 11:06

Many thanks







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