Monday, 14 April 2008

More uses for Brasso

I should have said on my earlier post that 'Brasso' is good for more than CDs and their cases. Most hard plastic that has acquired scratches respond well. It is brilliant for example at cleaning up scratched screens on mobile phones. Used with care it can get scratches out of plastic baths - but never polish those any further than absolutely necessary (the hard waterproof layer is not very thick).

Maybe you could even find some brass that needs polishing!

More suggestions, please...

7 comments:

Rebecca Davis Winters said...

Sounds like Brasso would work great to polish up my collection of Hindu idols!

monix said...

I haven't visited your Domestic site for a while, Stephen, so hadn't realised the wonderful uses for my ancient tin in Brasso. I have one, complete with metal cap, lurking in the polish box since the days when I had a brass door knocker. Today's tasks will include improving the look of my mobile phone and brightening up the CD collection. Thank you!

Stephen said...

Perhaps you could put up that metal cap for a draw on your blog, Monica.

babooshka said...

Along with Monix, I shall buy a tin of Brasso and apply to the CD collection. How do you discover these things?

Stephen said...

I was told about cleaning CDs with Brasso many years ago by someone who owned a music shop; when customers took scratched copies back he would polish them out before replacing them.

I've just taken a few scratches out of my plastic lensed reading glasses with great success; although I definitely wouldn't risk it on prescription glasses.

Laundrybasketcase said...

Great blog! I just realised that is just te solution I was after to clean up a pair of cheap sunglasses that I've carried in my handbag too long. Thanks for this handy hint!

Anonymous said...

Hey, can you use brasso in zippo lighters. Thanks