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Rockytop
10-14-2009, 02:03 PM
It seems Walgreens is no longer selling Maas. Anyone know where to get some at a similar price ($6 - $7)? Do you have a similar non-abrasive product that you know works? I'm in a panic without my old reliable.

Thanks.

gaseousclay
10-14-2009, 02:06 PM
I bought mine at a local Ace Hardware. so yeah, check a hardware store near you.

AsylumGuido
10-14-2009, 02:32 PM
Many Walgreens carry it as well.

Miles
10-14-2009, 02:32 PM
I used to use Flitz semichrome metal polish to bring up a mirror-like polish on metal flasks. The stuff worked great! I'd check for a review on Flitz before going to town on a razor, though.

donkennison
10-14-2009, 02:36 PM
I have found Never Dull at all car parts stores. Its great for nickle plate too. A very safe cleaner. Ace for Mass and Flitz sometimes there too.

Hughies_online
10-14-2009, 03:01 PM
If its available where you are, Autosol works well

Riddick
10-14-2009, 04:50 PM
Blue Magic paste works great, available at most auto parts stores.

luvmysuper
10-14-2009, 05:07 PM
+1 on the Blue Magic. It's blue and magic.

Oldguy
10-14-2009, 06:50 PM
I noticed Walgreen's stopped selling it in my area. I ended up getting it from the Maas site direct. When I got mine they only had the larger, more expensive sizes.

Len

whereisandy
10-14-2009, 07:25 PM
I looked high and low for Maas and finally found it at an Ace Hardware. They had Flitz there, too, so I bought both.

IMHO I found the Flitz easier to use than Maas.

Rockytop
10-15-2009, 01:56 PM
I found some today at Ace. Price was $4.88 for the 2 oz. tube. Cheaper than Walgreens. I bought 2 and started to buy all they had.......whew, now I can sleep.

Ramaniac
10-15-2009, 03:10 PM
Go to Autozone, and get 5 oz of Mothers for 4.99. Makes my razors super bright. You use just a dot. If it does not turn black, it can not be shined.

scottydoint
10-17-2009, 05:03 PM
I haven't bought any in a few months, but I was getting it at walmart.

mmack66
10-17-2009, 05:15 PM
You can buy Lavender scented MAAS at some locales.

WhosYerBob
10-17-2009, 06:40 PM
Rolite Metal Polish is really good, too.

howardshort
08-23-2010, 11:15 PM
I vote for Neverdull as well, I've used it successfully many times and its great on old gold.

taffy
08-24-2010, 12:54 AM
As mass is quite difficult to get here in the uk, and pricey, i use autoglym, just as good as mass i have found.

Aberneth
08-24-2010, 01:04 AM
I advise strongly against highly abrasive polishes. A chemical rinse and steam clean will do wonders.

For aluminum, soak in warm vinegar (but NO NICKEL!)
For brass, salt and vinegar
For silver, rest it on aluminum foil and cover with warm baking soda solution
For nickel or gold, household ammonia soak. 1 minute for gold in a 1 to 6 dilution with water. 5 minute soak in a 1 to 3 dilution with water for nickel.

Clean with borax paste (5 parts borax, 5 parts powdered dishwasher detergent, 3 parts water)

Rinse thoroughly

Steam clean it by steaming it as you would vegetables (colander over a pan of boiling water) for 20 minutes.

If you want a really bright polish, use jeweler's rouge. It removes a minimal amount of the plating, and leaves a protective wax finish.

apino
08-24-2010, 12:05 PM
I just used Flitz liquid polish on two nickel-plated razors (had to resort to eBay as I don't think there's either Maas or Flitz available here in Finland).

The amount of grime it helped remove from an already meticulously scrubbed surface was just amazing. I always thought polish is "only" for the fancy shine but didn't realize how indispensable it could be in the actual cleaning process. :thumbup1:

scraper
09-29-2010, 08:44 PM
Go to Autozone, and get 5 oz of Mothers for 4.99. Makes my razors super bright. You use just a dot. If it does not turn black, it can not be shined.

+1 for Mothers

cnnc97
10-01-2010, 10:14 PM
I used Eagle One Nevrdull on a few this week. It's the wadded up stuff where you tear some off. Had it in the garage already from polishing some things on my truck. Worked well on some nickel plated TTOs as well as my "New" and New Standard gold razors.

midniterambler
10-02-2010, 09:01 PM
I used Eagle One Nevrdull on a few this week. It's the wadded up stuff where you tear some off. Had it in the garage already from polishing some things on my truck. Worked well on some nickel plated TTOs as well as my "New" and New Standard gold razors.

interesting- i had inquired about using this product a while back and was advised in no uncertain terms not to use- that it would remove plating? goes to show yah.

RGraphics
10-02-2010, 09:12 PM
I use Mothers on all aluminum products and sometimes plastic. I once used Flitz sampler and it worked great on brass, silver, fiberglass and even plastic. Ive used it on old ever-ready brush handles.

life2short1971
10-02-2010, 09:18 PM
Flitz is all I could find local other than bar keepers friend if that even counts

RGraphics
10-02-2010, 09:30 PM
I just spotted some Flitz 3.4OZ Liquid Metal Polish for $7.55 shipped on ebay. looks to be on sale for today.*this is not my ad.

life2short1971
10-02-2010, 10:13 PM
Thats about what it cost at my local Ace Hardware. I cant remember now but it was either $6.99 or $7.99. I just bought it a week ago.

cnnc97
10-03-2010, 08:09 AM
interesting- i had inquired about using this product a while back and was advised in no uncertain terms not to use- that it would remove plating? goes to show yah.

I read on here somewhere that somebody was using it on gold razors, that's why I tried it. I used Brasso to remove the little bit of plating remaining on the head and then polished it with the Nevrdull. Used the Neverdull on the handles and didn't seem to remove the plating.

midniterambler
10-03-2010, 08:17 AM
I read on here somewhere that somebody was using it on gold razors, that's why I tried it. I used Brasso to remove the little bit of plating remaining on the head and then polished it with the Nevrdull. Used the Neverdull on the handles and didn't seem to remove the plating.

i guessed i misunderstood, i thought you were using nevrdull for polishing plated/lacquered gold razors.

cnnc97
10-03-2010, 03:52 PM
i guessed i misunderstood, i thought you were using nevrdull for polishing plated/lacquered gold razors.

Actually I did use it on my Gold New Standard, Gold New, and Gold Goodwill. Sorry for the confusion in the last post. I don't know if it removed anything, but if it did it couldn't have been much as they are all still gold.

midniterambler
10-03-2010, 05:22 PM
Actually I did use it on my Gold New Standard, Gold New, and Gold Goodwill. Sorry for the confusion in the last post. I don't know if it removed anything, but if it did it couldn't have been much as they are all still gold.

very good; see these posts: http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php?t=152736

demaro
10-03-2010, 05:27 PM
Ace Hardware carries it.

cnnc97
10-03-2010, 05:28 PM
very good; see these posts: http://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php?t=152736

Well, I should probably send it back out to the garage then. I haven't been able to find Maas or Flitz and had this on hand, that's why I tried it. I'll have to hit some hardware stores to find Maas or Flitz. Thanks for the info.

Anybody else used Nevrdull on a razor? I'll have to see if I can find the post about using it on a gold one. I think it was in the before and after cleaning thread.

cnnc97
10-04-2010, 06:31 PM
I finally made it to the hardware store and found both Flitz and Maas. I went for the Flitz. Almost bought both. Is one more abrasive than the other and more likely to take the plating right off?

Can I use the Flitz on a gold razor if I suspect the lacquer may be gone, or will it take the gold right off with the first application?

Sebvelez
10-04-2010, 08:09 PM
I'm venturing to the hardware store first thing in search of either Maas or Flitz.... Local walgreens or CVS didn't even carry any metal polish! Anyone ever tried both with better results with either?

Vintage Razor
10-04-2010, 08:19 PM
I have used Wrights Brass Polish on my razors. In some cases I think it may work better than Maas.