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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:41 pm 
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Added some photos to the original post...


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:48 am 
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As the owner of a Russian ti(and very happy with it) can I say they do polish up well with some 3000 grit wet and dry and autosol with 0000 grade high quality wire wool, and soft cloth/autosol, and you'll get akin to a mirror finish.

Can I say looking at your auction that you need to clean the polish out of the welds as it makes them look somewhat tatty. Might just be angle/shadow making it look worse that it is in real life :?
Also you can spray lacquer onto polished surfaces to keep their shine, because they can oxidize a bit and it goes a bit patchy.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:52 pm 
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dyna-ti wrote:
As the owner of a Russian ti(and very happy with it) can I say they do polish up well with some 3000 grit wet and dry and autosol with 0000 grade high quality wire wool, and soft cloth/autosol, and you'll get akin to a mirror finish.

Can I say looking at your auction that you need to clean the polish out of the welds as it makes them look somewhat tatty. Might just be angle/shadow making it look worse that it is in real life :?
Also you can spray lacquer onto polished surfaces to keep their shine, because they can oxidize a bit and it goes a bit patchy.


Thanks for the comments... I think :?

Not entirely sure describing the welds as looking ‘tatty’ is particularly helpful to my cause though!


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:33 pm 
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I mean that the polish which blackens in contact with the oxide gets right deeply into the leading edges of the weld and creates a shadow that make it look like it stands proud. Always looks great till you blow up the pic size :)

Even though youve polished off all the polish with a clean rag, were you to wipe the area with clean kitchen towel, it would still show polish. I've found washing it with hot soapy water and a dish brush after the polish cleans out the hard to get bits.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:58 pm 
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dyna-ti wrote:
I mean that the polish which blackens in contact with the oxide gets right deeply into the leading edges of the weld and creates a shadow that make it look like it stands proud. Always looks great till you blow up the pic size :)

Even though youve polished off all the polish with a clean rag, were you to wipe the area with clean kitchen towel, it would still show polish. I've found washing it with hot soapy water and a dish brush after the polish cleans out the hard to get bits.


Ok fine... but ‘tatty’ !?!?!?


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:36 pm 
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:lol: poor choice on my side.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:30 am 
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bump


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:53 pm 
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last bump (hopefully!)


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:24 pm 
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Still available and relisted...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/143330074267

If you are interested please feel free to make me an offer...


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:06 pm 
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Honestly it doesn’t need bumping back to top every day or even twice a day. Give it time and it will sell without trying so hard.


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