An excellent way to remove finger tracts and compound residue from your part is by using our Whiting Powder. Use it when the part is still extremely hot. Use a cotton rag, dip it into the whiting and wipe the part off. Sold in 1lb, 3lb, or 50lb bags.
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To honor the past holiday, July 4th, we wanted to feature a company based in the USA. Rustic Attitude is a company that creates handcrafted jewelry and accessories. They use our compounds to polish stainless, silver, brass and copper pieces into custom works of art. Specifically our Blizzard Compound, Spiral and Flannel Buffing Wheels, and Flap Wheels for sanding. Not only have they been our customers for over 25 years, but we have been lucky enough to form a friendship with them over these years.
Whether you are an established jewelry maker or would like to polish and restore some of your jewelry that has been sitting around we would love to help you select which of our products will work best for you.
Here are just a few examples of Rustic Attitude’s work:
Check them out at their website https://www.rusticattitude.com/
FaceBook page: https://www.facebook.com/rusticattitude/
Revitalize your silver, brass, copper, stainless, etc. household items quickly with our Wenol products.
We found some old tarnished silverware and gave it the makeover it needs (See how to use our Wenol below). Whether you're doing a wedding shower, baby shower, birthday, anniversery, or any event, this is a fun way to bring a vintage feel to your modern day event. Just set up a beautiful place setting, add some home cooking and you'll have a party you won’t forget!
To polish out tarnish on your silverware, candlesticks, brass items, sterling ware, etc. this is the product for you. Just take a clean rag (cut up t-shirts work awesome) with a small amount of Wenol and hand rub off the tarnish. Use a clean rag to give it its luster. Use our Orange tube of Wenol for the more tarnished items, or the Blue tube for lightly tarnished items. Then you're all set!
We are so excited to introduce to you one of our extremely talented customers. Steve Nielsen is a commissioned metal & airbrush artist who uses some of our products to create beautiful polished stainless steel sculptures.
His specialties are making hand shaped stainless trout and salmon. His latest masterpiece took 740 hrs to complete. It's a 30" stainless steel walleye fish sculpture. Steve donated over 600 hrs of this project, so that it can be auctioned off April 26th at the 30th annual Fish Futures banquet. The walleye proceeds will go to the fish and water conservation efforts. Steve's way of giving back to the community that's created a life time of experiences and inspiration for his art.
Steve used our buffing wheels and compounds to remove sanding scratches and bring the surface to a high luster mirror finish. We would love to talk with you about your polishing projects and which of our products would work best for you.
Take a look at some of his amazing work below.
A little more about Steve:
Steve Nielsen born and raised in Oroville California, which is Northern California, surround by lakes rivers and foothills. He grew up fishing and hunting a lot with his father, who was a fishing guide for over 30 years. It's no wonder most all of Steve's art shows the heavily influenced wildlife area he lives in and his experiences with his father.
Steve has always had a passion for the arts and creating things with his hands.
He has been welding and creating things from metal since 1984 when he took his first metal shop class as a freshman in high school. After high school Steve started his first business building custom vehicles and did so successfully for 18 years.
January 2013, Steve made choice that he was going to spend the rest of his life mastering his passions for art. Including metal shaping and airbrushing.
In the past 5 years Steve has completed hundreds of metal sculptures. Including a life size polished stainless eagle that has over 4,000 individual feathers. This over 2,000 hrs to complete. He's developed a line of metal butterflies that he makes and paints hundreds per year. In 2017 Steve was commissioned to replicate an ancient Inca gold sungod. The original made of solid gold was estimated 19" wide. Using only a photo from Google, he built a 8ft x 6ft replica. That's now displayed in the high end restaurant, at the Godfrey hotel Boston.
Steve feels this is what he's always been meant to do, and the polished stainless walleye is just the beginning of many more elaborate sculptures to come.
Please reach out to us for suggestions on products to use for your restoration projects.