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    Vinyl Fundamentalist Forums Moderator poppachubby's Avatar
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    The Great Silver Debate

    Well it's not a debate really, but what a catchy title!?! There are tons of homemade silver polishes and cleaners available online, but most seem geared towards silverware and the like.

    I'm wondering what anybody does here to buff up their brushed aluminum/silver gear. Certain products? Homebrew?

    Right now I'm just using Silvo, gets nice results for me.
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    I have black gear that just gets a damp cloth wipe. No chemicals, makes the sound too bright.
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    Microfiber dust cloth (& no chemicals):

    http://www.cyberguys.com/product-det...roductid=15567

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    Ya, I guess I should have been more specific. I certainly don't clean regularily with any polish. However, if I acquire a used piece, I will give it one good polishing. From this point it will get wiped with a damp cloth, no chemical.

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    Most of your polishes out there for metal are for polished aluminum or chrome and not for the bruched or natural finish of the front panels of most of the vintage gear out there. I would be afraid of doing more harm than good using a polish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harley .guy07
    Most of your polishes out there for metal are for polished aluminum or chrome and not for the bruched or natural finish of the front panels of most of the vintage gear out there. I would be afraid of doing more harm than good using a polish.
    Define "harm"...

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    Well since these polished are actually for poliched metals or chrome most likely with satin finish or brushed(natural) finish the most they will probably due is leave a film on the metal and not do much to improve it. Worst case you end up taking off some of the brucked finish off of the metal and it will end up looking different in spots than the rest of the component. Just my opinion from what my experiences have been

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    Nu Force P8 Preamp (2 channel)
    Pass Labs X150.5(2 channel)
    Adcom 545 mk2 power amp(rear channel amp)
    Spatial Audio M3 Turbo S Mains Speakers
    Dayton 8" HO custom sealed subwoofer(2 channel)
    Yamaha NS-c444 center channel
    Emotiva ERD-1 surround speakers
    JBL e250p subwoofer highly modified
    Samsung 46" LED TV
    OPPO BDP-83 blue ray/multi format player
    ps-audio NuWave dac (2 channel)
    Dell I660 music server running fidelizer windows 8 audio optimizer
    PS Audio Quintet power center



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