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Author Topic: Tarnished Kent paddle  (Read 898 times)
KD7HNN
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« on: October 19, 2014, 11:40:53 PM »

Anyone have experience in removing the tarnish from your Kent twin paddle? I would like to get mine looking new again but i'm afraid that if I take it apart it will blow up in little pieces and I wouldn't get it back together. What do you use to clean it?
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VA7CPC
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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2014, 07:19:42 AM »

The Kent double paddle is built like a tank.  Just be careful that the springs don't get away from you when disassembling.

Try "Flitz", or another metal polish, to get the corrosion off the brass.  The silver contacts are probably OK just cleaned with alcohol.

Someone should know what kind of lacquer works best, so you don't have to repeat the job.

.             Charles

PS -- My Kent single-paddle is also tarnished.   It works fine, and I think I'm going to leave it alone.
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ZL1BBW
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« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 09:34:25 PM »

My one matches me, I have that sort of tarnished look.  Wink
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