Brunswick Gold Crown Cleaning Questions

Kevin Lindstrom

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What is the best way to clean a dirty Gold Crown table.

I want to clean the feet as they are the dirtiest part and made of metal of some sort. I don't think they are brass but should be brass in color if I am correct.

I want to clean the wooden legs and side rails as well.

I would like to do this prior to having the table set up.

Thanks

Kevin
 

Kevin Lindstrom

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Get more traction in " Talk to a Mechanic" section

I was hoping someone other than Mechanics have cleaned a table and could offer their opinions as well.

In addition I hope the Mechanics will also see this thread and comment as well.
 

pogmothoin

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I tried buffing the feet but quickly found out I didn't have the right tools. I ended up taking them to be powder coated. I think they cost me $30 each. The same place would have polished and lacquered them if that's your preference.

As far as cleaning the rest of the table I tried some 409 to get the years of grime and nicotine residue cleaned. I ended up stripping and refinishing the table.

Good luck and have fun with it.
 

xianmacx

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My GC feet and corners were in good shape with only minor wear. I used liquid bar keepers friend and it did a nice job.

Ian
 

Wheels33

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What is the best way to clean a dirty Gold Crown table.

I want to clean the feet as they are the dirtiest part and made of metal of some sort. I don't think they are brass but should be brass in color if I am correct.

I want to clean the wooden legs and side rails as well.

I would like to do this prior to having the table set up.

Thanks

Kevin




If you have a GC 3 or later (with copper coloured feet and corners), I'm not sure what you'd do with those.

But if you have the GC 1 or 2 silver feet and corners, you can bring those back to life by sanding and polishing.

I have a GC 1. The feet and corner castings were a scratched up mess with a couple of deep gouges in them. I ended up sanding them all down starting with 300 grit, then 600, 1000 and then finishing off with 1200.

At that point, they have a bit of a satin sheen to them. Which is what I wanted.

If you want them to be like mirrors, you could use a polisher at that point....but when they're mirrors, they'll reflect more light.

I did all the sanding by hand.....takes quite a while, but it was totally worth it.
 

Black-Balled

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I have a black gc 4 and used windex on that bad boy.

Once, about 5yr ago.

I am told the pockets get wiped with turpentine.
 

SlateMan

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I went the cheap route and just cleaned mine the best I could and then spray painted them with a copper paint and a clear coat. Not perfect but it looks good in the room. For the feet especially, no one should be that close to them to see the difference.

Next time I will have them powder coated.



 
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Gunn_Slinger

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If you want a great looking GC-whatever, take the legs,pocket castings,
and ballbox logo to a powder coating shop. Pick the color you like.
The stuff is almost indestructible! Had my GCIII done 9 years ago.
Still looks new.
At that time , price was $200 in Northern VA.
Good luck
 

D0N

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this works great! Neato for life!
 

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FairladyZ

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Rotating brushes on worsted wool...not a good idea.
I vacuum my GC2 w/ Simonis 860 from time to time (a couple times a year I'd guess) with a shopvac with an upholstery attachment....but I'd have to agree, rotating brushes are probably not a good idea.
 

Black-Balled

He Rides the Skies
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I vacuum my GC2 w/ Simonis 860 from time to time (a couple times a year I'd guess) with a shopvac with an upholstery attachment....but I'd have to agree, rotating brushes are probably not a good idea.

The good people at simonis agree...and they sell cloth!
 
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