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Old 18th November 2014, 14:59   #4786
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Can you let us know where you bought it and what its called ? So we can try it out.
Picked it up in Trichy. Made to order only. Can pick up some when I go there, if you are interested.
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Hope this one is not off topic. (mods may please delete if they feel so).
I have Jaguar chrome fittings in the bathroom which have become stained due to hard water deposits. I have been using soft cloth with soap solution for cleaning, but now there are some stubborn spots which just refuse to go away.
Though the most commonly suggested method is to use vinegar, but I dont want to take any risk and damage the very high quality polish.
Any suggestions?
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I believe it is made of the waste blade used as part of the hack saw blade for cutting timber in the saw mills. It cuts like a dream, once sharpened lasts for a long time and doesn't rust.
A good knife is forged.

pieces of bandsaw blade? weird! But hey, if it works...
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Hope this one is not off topic. (mods may please delete if they feel so).
I have Jaguar chrome fittings in the bathroom which have become stained due to hard water deposits. I have been using soft cloth with soap solution for cleaning, but now there are some stubborn spots which just refuse to go away.
Though the most commonly suggested method is to use vinegar, but I dont want to take any risk and damage the very high quality polish.
Any suggestions?
White harpic, the one with bleach, or yellow one.
Apply and scrub with scotch pad,the green one.
Good as new.
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I have Jaguar chrome fittings in the bathroom which have become stained due to hard water deposits.
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White harpic, the one with bleach, or yellow one.
Apply and scrub with scotch pad,the green one.
Good as new.
Agree with Harpic. You can use the blue one as well. Don't apply it and leave if for a long time. Apply, wait for about a minute, scrub using a nylon brush or an old tooth brush, clean with good water, wipe dry. Don't use a scotch pad as they leave scratches. Powdered chalk also helps.
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White harpic, the one with bleach, or yellow one.
Apply and scrub with scotch pad,the green one.
Good as new.
Harpic is acid. How safe will it be?
And green scrub pad is an absolute no-no. The chrome fittings have a mirror finish and would immediately get scratched.
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Harpic is acid. How safe will it be?
And green scrub pad is an absolute no-no. The chrome fittings have a mirror finish and would immediately get scratched.
Oho,scotch brite pad, the one used for utensils!
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Agree with Harpic. You can use the blue one as well.
I find Blue the best
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Harpic is acid. How safe will it be?
It is mildly acidic, so you can use it safely.
In fact I learnt about this from Jaguar people who used it for the wire gauze in the taps.

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A good knife is forged.

pieces of bandsaw blade? weird! But hey, if it works...
Yes, its pretty effective and its the most preferred one in the hotels (esp in my part of kerala), even its being made by a small company in kerala as a branded product which is available in the local market. The main attraction for the professionals is that the sharpness lasts a lot than the normal knives and are very cheap.

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Though the most commonly suggested method is to use vinegar, but I dont want to take any risk and damage the very high quality polish.
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If you have concern with Hapric, try BRASSO. Its a metal polisher for same purpose. You get this in Hardware store, also in Home Town. This will make you tap like brand new! It also leaves little wax. Usually shine last a month.
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Yes, its pretty effective and its the most preferred one in the hotels (esp in my part of kerala), even its being made by a small company in kerala as a branded product which is available in the local market. The main attraction for the professionals is that the sharpness lasts a lot than the normal knives and are very cheap.
Can you please post the brand name? Will try to pick this up. The blacksmith at my dad's place used to makes knives from the broken plows of tractor tiller - they where really good.

I have more than a passing interest in knives and have tried many Japanese and German knives ( stainless steel, molybdenum and vanadium mix, ceramic knives etc) but one brand I have found very good is Kai Komachi pure 2 - have been using them for over a year regularly and they still cut like a dream. Have not sharpened them till now, but still have good edge and is sharp as on the day one.
(PS: They look really good on my magnetic knife holder )

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If you have concern with Hapric, try BRASSO. Its a metal polisher for same purpose. You get this in Hardware store, also in Home Town. This will make you tap like brand new! It also leaves little wax. Usually shine last a month.
I know Brasso. Been using it on brass show pieces but was apprehensive about using it on chrome finishes. Will give it a try at some inconspicuous portion.
By the way, today morning I tried Harpic at a small portion and got satisfactory result but I feel Brasso should be milder.
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I know Brasso. Been using it on brass show pieces but was apprehensive about using it on chrome finishes. Will give it a try at some inconspicuous portion.
By the way, today morning I tried Harpic at a small portion and got satisfactory result but I feel Brasso should be milder.
I have been using vinegar on my Jaquer fittings for years and the results have been satisfactory. No loss of shine.

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Any induction stoves out there that don't "pulse". Very irritated with our Philips cooktop that pulses so we can never properly simmer!!
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I just wanted to share a good experience I had with Philips Lighting.
I have bought around 10 Tube Light fittings (28W slim ones) from BVK Iyengar Road Manohar Electrical Shop. As usual the shop did not provide bill (as usual practice) and I also forgot to insist and get one with the day long shopping I was doing on that day.

Out of the 10, 1 did not work. Gone to the same shop and told them this is the issue, they replaced with a new one without any questions. Now out of the remaining 9, 1 more had started giving problem after 2 months and now I called 1800 number. They promptly attended the call and given me a mobile number who is their Quality dept guy. Called him, it was on a saturday and the gentleman patiently heard my issue and informed me that it is a holiday for him and will check on Monday.

After 3 hours I got a call from one other guy from Philips who has been informed by the Quality dept gentleman whom I have spoken. This guy had listened to me and asked me to go to same shop and asked me to give him a call. I went there and told the issue, the shop guy got it replaced without any questions.

I did not required to call the philips guy at all. On Sunday night messaged me asking whether i got a replacement which I did not see till Monday morning when he called me asking whether i got a replacement.

I am amazed with Philips care for a customer who has just called their customer care with a problem. Typicallly we have to go behind the companies with ticket id for a resolution, here Philips has taken it so seriously and I am continuoulsy on their prioirty list to ensure my problem is sovled which is also a value of 500 Rs.

Really a positive experience and glad being a customer of Philips which is beyond my expectation
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