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Cleaning oxidation off Chronometer face "Click" to Login or Register 
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Does anyone have a safe method for cleaning what looks like oxidation from maybe years of finger prints off the face of a Marine chronometer without damaging the underlying surface?

 
Posts: 88 | Location: Brunswick, Georgia in the USA | Registered: February 13, 2011
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On silvered dials I have used Cream of Tarter (found in the spices at your local grocery). I mix it with water to form a paste and use a soft bristle toothbrush to gently remove the dirt.
Up to this point it has never removed any paint or silver from the dial, but be careful as it is abrasive.
Good luck,

Mike
 
Posts: 206 | Location: West Virginia in the USA | Registered: November 11, 2012
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Wow! I'll give it a try. thanks!
 
Posts: 88 | Location: Brunswick, Georgia in the USA | Registered: February 13, 2011
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Did it work?
 
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