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Old 22nd Jun 2022, 6:35 am   #1
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Default Rusty clips

Hi, I want to repair a philips turtable, there are some clips and just now there are some rusts on them.I can not find a new one so
1-I can paint them
2-I can sanding
3-I can heat them after put in oil and it can be black colour.
What do you recommend.

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Old 22nd Jun 2022, 6:42 am   #2
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Thats are pictures
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Old 22nd Jun 2022, 7:03 am   #3
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Hi you can buy new clips I dont know if these are close enough:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/384382145051

Just an example not a recomendation.

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Old 22nd Jun 2022, 7:03 am   #4
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Hello,

These clips are plated, so "sanding" would be too aggressive. But you could try a coarse metal polish.

I have also had great success on this kind of thing with a product called Evapo-Rust. It's not cheap, but you can re-use it, so it goes a long way.
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Old 22nd Jun 2022, 8:18 am   #5
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You could try something the car enthusiasts do for pitted or lightly rusted chrome work.
Use aluminium cooking foil, squeeze it into a rough ball, dampen it with water and rub the chrome with it. It does work.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0FN...arolinaPrepper

You can use a chrome or brass polish after to preserve finish.
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Old 22nd Jun 2022, 2:05 pm   #6
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I'd try polishing first.

1) Evapo-Rust is genuinely brilliant. There are so few products that live up to the results one hopes for, but this really is marvellous. Put the rusty object in, leave it overnight, rinse it off and it's shiny. Astonishing. The stuff is reusable until it stops working too, so is actually pretty economical. I've started using it last year probably twice a month and am still on the same tub I originally decanted.

2) You could do some DIY electroplating.

3) New clips might be available. Certainly other types are, even if they don't match the originals. Look for flight case suppliers like Penn Elcom, who have a lot of different 'over centre' catches.
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Old 23rd Jun 2022, 8:59 am   #7
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These were very rusty. I removed them and gave them a heavy clean with a rotary electric wire brush. A spray coat of clear lacquer gives a good appearance. Just my way. John.
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Old 23rd Jun 2022, 2:38 pm   #8
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yes i use the wire brush method as well if you finish with a really fine one you can get some really good results
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Old 25th Jun 2022, 6:03 am   #9
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Hi I cleaned with brush and pumice just now it is better.
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