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Subject: Polishing fire engine

Polishing fire engine

From: Mark Vine <100436.3447>
Date: Thursday, April 22, 1999
John Gavin <jwgowm [at] aol__com> writes

>Can anyone tell me the correct steps to take in cleaning our 1936
>fire engine? I've vacuumed it and plan to wash it with cotton cloths
>dampened with distilled water. Can I, or should I use some type of
>polish to remove old water marks, oxidation, etc.?

A range of polishes and anti static cleaning products made
specifically for acrylics and recommended by ICI is manufactured here
in the United Kingdom.

    P315 is a silicone free cleaning paste with a pH of 7.2 and is
    ideally suited to the cleaning and removal of minor
    blemishes,finer flatting marks and scratches. This product can
    be used by hand or by a machine polisher.

    L105 is a finishing solution which can be used to remove very
    fine surface blemishes and minor imperfections, it too can be
    applied by hand or a machine polishers.

    P615 is a silicone free, pH 7.2 coarser grade paste designed to
    be applied in conjunction with water and a machine polisher to
    remove deeper abrasive marks.

These products were developed for the acrylics industry and outside
of conservation are primarily used by the aircraft industry and
builders of luxury yachts.

Full technical details are available from our offices here in
England and at Springfield Virginia.

Mark Vine
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