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Steve in Bed
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Quote Steve in Bed Replybullet Topic: Another Purser Sprayer....
    Posted: 24 Aug 2013 at 5:29pm
Bought this one at Newark Antiques Fair. You'd never know it was brass - appears to have been used solely for winter tar wash!





Took some work to find the brass underneath:








Unfortunately as you can probably see the amount of cleaning necessary to remove the tar has slightly worn the name plate. However this is a one off clean so it should not deteriorate more than this. I tend not to do much further cleaning. As the sprayers are in the main not used and are kept in the shed they tend not to dull down very quick.
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Quote jim beacon Replybullet Posted: 24 Aug 2013 at 11:01pm
Petrol will dissolve tar - might help in the future!

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Quote Steve in Bed Replybullet Posted: 25 Aug 2013 at 10:18am
Jim - tried that, but it made no impression.  Perhaps it wasn't tar oil?  The stuff was black and rock hard.  Physical removal with wire wool and then the usual polishing compound/disks appeared the only practical method.
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Quote sprayerman Replybullet Posted: 27 Aug 2013 at 12:56pm
In the past I have occasionally used carbolic soap, hottish water a scrubbing brush or similar and elbow grease. The carbolic soap- especially when from the long oblong bars is very good at getting through most residues, it's also good from an olfactoroial nostalgia trip for us of a certain vintage!
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