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 Posted: Mon Aug 5th, 2019 01:13 am
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Ron Jeter
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The fan is a R&M 2800 (6" w/Brass&Brass) Need your opinion on whether to polish the brass or leave it.

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 Posted: Mon Aug 5th, 2019 01:35 am
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George Durbin
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Hi Ron!

That one looks pretty good! I am into just cleaning and lubing... clean blades enough to make them look even on the patina...


Geo...

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 Posted: Mon Aug 5th, 2019 01:35 am
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David A Cherry
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if that was your house,what would you do?
if that was a Stained glass window in your house,what would you do?have you ever used a pressure washer? and if so, why?
I hope this helps. 

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 Posted: Mon Aug 5th, 2019 01:43 am
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Michael Rathberger
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You've owned enough of those to make up your mind but they look nice polished. Little fans look better bright, bigger better patina'd in my opinion.

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 Posted: Mon Aug 5th, 2019 02:38 am
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They look great polished. That is what I did to mine.I don't lacquer the brass.

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 Posted: Mon Aug 5th, 2019 06:37 am
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I'd keep that one as is Ron. What a wonderfully preserved example and best to keep it in its as found, clean condition. I do believe that R&M must have used a stronger lacquer-sure do see them with shiny blades more often than the other brands.

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 Posted: Mon Aug 5th, 2019 08:06 am
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Here, you can decide by comparing yours to this one I copied off google image search.

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Bill

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 Posted: Mon Aug 5th, 2019 12:02 pm
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Steven P Dempsey
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Patina. But I like a light hand polish with Mother's Mag Polish and no lacquer to let the brass mellow to a golden hue. Didn't know R&M even had a 6" model, nice.

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I have to agree with David, those things were not tarnished when they were new, why leave it tarnished now?

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 Posted: Mon Aug 5th, 2019 07:12 pm
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Just send it to me & then you don't have to make the decision. :D

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 Posted: Mon Aug 5th, 2019 07:21 pm
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Richard Daugird wrote: I have to agree with David, those things were not tarnished when they were new, why leave it tarnished now?Because they are not new now.   Patina from age.   Were that R&M fan mine I would have a hard time polishing it but it kind of does look like a polish would make it look better.

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 Posted: Mon Aug 5th, 2019 07:33 pm
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Ron Jeter
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So far it is 6 for polish and 2 not to polish. You guys know that I will have to do this by hand!

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It has a home here Ron if you don’t like it!

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 Posted: Mon Aug 5th, 2019 09:24 pm
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I like patina but I think I would polish it😀

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David A Cherry
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 I have two fans that I have not polished and when you see them I think you'll agree it was best to leave them alone. But all my others gleam like a new penny...












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 Posted: Wed Aug 7th, 2019 01:37 am
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To me it depends on how the fan looks... if paint and I am only talking about paint...will improve it more than leaving original then it gets painted... It's your fan... 


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 Posted: Wed Aug 7th, 2019 02:27 am
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Take your pick. I like the brass even.I polished one on the right last winter.

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 Posted: Wed Aug 7th, 2019 03:18 am
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I'll still take the unpolished.  Does anyone notice that some of the blade wings look to have been "clipped" straight across the outer end(s).   Was that a method of balancing the blade?  I have a List 1804 8" R&M with one of the four wings cut straight across slightly.  Same thing so it must be a balancing method.

On each fan, the wing at about 4 o'clock.

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 Posted: Wed Aug 7th, 2019 05:31 am
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Ron Jeter
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THANKS To all who posted. I have started polishing the guard tonight with a NEW METHOD will show results when finished. Thanks again - Jeter

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 Posted: Wed Aug 7th, 2019 10:39 am
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Not a chance to polish. To me these are even patina.


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 Posted: Thu Aug 8th, 2019 10:18 pm
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Ron Jeter
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OK - Majority Rules -- 6 to 3 in favor of polishing- so here it is. See original version on first post.

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 Posted: Thu Aug 8th, 2019 10:53 pm
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:clap:Beautiful job. :clap:

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Steven P Dempsey
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"Patinized" 21666

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 Posted: Fri Aug 9th, 2019 01:51 am
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Ron Jeter
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Jeterized

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Always excellent work Ron!

Geo...

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Your little R&M came out nicely Ron.   The cage kind of melds in well with the shiny blade.

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Ron Jeter
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THANKS guys - I still have one that has not been cleaned and polished.

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19646 --has had a tough life

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Looks great! :clap:

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 Posted: Fri Aug 9th, 2019 04:49 pm
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Stan Adams
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Looks incredible like all your work Jetermeister, but I still think you should have sent it to me.

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