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    Re: Pelorus restoration
    From: Paul Dolkas
    Date: 2015 Apr 19, 13:11 -0700

    I’m told Boeshield was originally developed by Boeing to retard corrosion on rivets, so it’s not surprising it works better than most for this application. It’s also been the lube of choice amongst racers for bicycle chains, so you can usually find it bike shops.


    Paul Dolkas


    From: NavList@fer3.com [mailto:NavList@fer3.com] On Behalf Of Bill B
    Sent: Sunday, April 19, 2015 10:52 AM
    To: paul@dolkas.net
    Subject: [NavList] Re: Pelorus restoration


    Thank you Marty
    Lots of products I was not aware of. Regarding WD-40, I switched to
    Boeshield T-9 more than a decade ago for hand and power tools. Better
    rust inhibitor and it dries to a film coating that does not evaporate.
    Have you tried it?
    Your opinion of brass lacquer for objects that are to used seems to be
    shared. Shellac has also been mentioned. Neither are particularly good
    at resisting water or alcohol.
    A lot of folks seem to have a high regard for Renaissance Wax         ,
    either as the primary coating or over Incralac for outdoor sculpture.
    Any feel for Renaissance Wax?
    "Renaissance Wax was based on more stable microcrystalline waxes refined
    from crude oil. Renaissance Wax also contains polyethylene waxes."
    I'll Google the products you mentioned. For now I'll try a trial run of
    Boeshield T9, Boeshield T-9 under Renaissance Wax, and Renaissance Wax
    only on portions of the yoke I stripped and polished. As I have those on
    hand so nothing to lose.
    On 4/18/2015 2:31 PM, Marty Lyons wrote:
    > Been doing the same kind of preservation for years. I would not lacquer
    > the brass or bronze. It makes it hard to fix when it ultimately gets
    > chipped. If it was a museum piece that never gets handled I might
    > lacquer it. I generally polish my brass, then apply a rust preventative
    > oil such as CRC Marine -Stor engine fogging oil, RIG grease, Rustoleum
    > Rust Inhibitor spray, Birchwood Casey Shield or VPI corrosion inhibitor,
    > even WD 40 as it is poor for lubicating, but drys to a protective film.
    > All these products are easy to re-apply after handling the peice. RIG
    > Grease works well , but is messier than the others.
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