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Old 09-08-2006, 08:38 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Dull bathroom fixtures now shiny new.

My washbasin just didn't look very shiny to me. I tried all kinds of cleaners and polishes; nothing worked. A friend of mine who restores antiques suggested that I order and use Novus polisher. I ordered it off ebay, it comes in three "grits", I got the two lightest. I cannot believe it. It literally looks brand new. It did require some polishing/elbow grease, but was it ever worth it.

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Old 09-08-2006, 09:30 PM   #2
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Oh..... I wanna see! Post some pictures, please!

Tell more about the procedure you used... how much elbow grease? Is Novus polisher a chemical of some kind? Thanks!

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Old 09-08-2006, 10:06 PM   #3
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Novus is a semi-liquid (gel?) polisher which comes in a plastic squeeze bottle. How much elbow grease? Maybe ten minutes. It's a little like compounding a car finish, but this product is for plastics only. It has been around a while, but not very long as a retail product. It was actually developed by Western Electric (the phone company, WE made all the phones for all the Bell Companies back when the phone company furnished the phones and you just rented them). They used this product when they "refurbished" the phones so the one you got would look new. It is supposedly good also for polishing away the dull and weathered outside of automobile headlight covers but I cannot personally attest to that, although I intend to try it on my truck. It's not real cheap, I think I paid fourteen dollars a bottle for it on ebay and bought a bottle of each of the two finer grades. BTW, I don't think I've ever in a lifetime bragged on a product before. This stuff really works on plastic.

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Old 09-08-2006, 11:39 PM   #4
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Waynon,

Thanks for the clairification! When you said restorers used it... I was thinking porcelain.... my sink in my trailer is porcelain. I was also thinking of my bathtub here at home ~ my house is 106 years old!

Parts of our bath area in our Bambi are plastic .... maybe fiberglass... better double check. I will keep this idea in mind, however, for next plastic adventure! Thanks!

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I have used the NORVUS 3 STEP for years. I use is on plastics. It will actually take a pretty severe scratch out of an acrylic fish tank. It does a great job, but does require work.
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