Cleaner Polishes and Printing Inks
Cleaner Polishes was my area of interest as a pastime in 1989-90. I have formulations for simultaneous cleaning and polishing of Silver as well as Chromium. These products were retailed in a small way around 1994 and then got shelved completely in a gradual way. This pastime activity led me to Swapna in a way.
Silver Shine - Cleaner Polish for Silver Articles
Features: It is supplied as a medium thick lotion. It does not contain Ammonia or any major harsh chemicals. Fairly safe to use with the fingers. [However repetitive / prolonged use is not advisable]
Silver Shine removes the blackness / tarnish. Gives a bright / glossy finish. The brightness of Silver Shine stays comfortably for over 2 months as per our tests - comparative test done in 1990 with a then popular Silver Cleaner Polish.
Method of Use
Advisable: Pre Cleaning / very black pieces: Heat the Silver piece in hot water [not boiling] for about 5 to 10 minutes or immerse it in a hot water [not boiling] container. It will loosen up the tarnish to some extent and the cleaning becomes easy. It lowers the Time and cost of cleaning.
Apply the polish on the area to be cleaned. Spread well. Rub a bit. Wait for 2 minutes. Rub again. Tarnish would have got removed / reduced compared to the earlier level. Remove the waste / Clean well with water. Dry well with a soft cloth. Polish it.
For routine, regular use items, this is sufficient to get a clear, bright, glossy finish. For highly tarnished items, the process may have to be repeated.
Gold is fairly easy to clean and become bright. Test in a small area and if satisfied, use Silver Shine.
The product has not been tested for Oxidised Silver, Artificial Silver, Diamonds, Stones and such others. Buyers can test and use it, at their own risk.
Chrome clean is a slightly thick, rubbing lotion for cleaning Chromium plated items.
1. Auto Parts
Chrome Clean, the Cleaner Polish formulation, can remove dirt, grime and minor rust. It can make the surface clean, bright and glossy. Regular use of the polish, say once a week, is advisable.
Many external accessories for 2, 3 and 4 wheelers are Chromium plated items
2. Bath Room fittings
Chromium plated water taps in Kitchen and Bath Room fittings is common in India. With passage of time, these fittings accumulate salt deposits, which do not go away with water, soap or domestic washing detergents.
The Chrome Clean can remove water marks / normal salt deposit: Once in a fortnight use is advisable for water taps.
Safety / ingredients
Chemicals used in the above 2 formulations are not normally considered harsh or toxic. I have used my fingers only, for years [1989 to 1995].
These products have to be made against order / specific queries. I do not provide free samples as a matter of policy. For testing needs, one has to buy 8 bottles of 100ml. The courier charges are extra.
Background: Printing Inks was my main line of business for over 20 years. I closed down this business at the age of 60 in 2003. I was making Flexography / Gravure Inks suitable for printing on Polythene, Poly Propylene and Polyester films. I am associated with Printing Inks Industry since 1971.
I can provide Technical guidance / consultancy.
In 1983, I made a non-dulling, bright, Gold Paste / Ink.
Flexo and Gravure printers of Low / High Density Polythene and Poly Propylene films were users of Gold paste for Carry bags.
This technology is for outright sales.
Technology for getting Wrinkle Finish on Tin sheets. It was an import substitute item as was conveyed to me by M/s Metal Box personnel in 1985. I made 2 supplies to them and did not want to pursue that trade.[The wrinkle finish was used by a famous company in Delhi to pack branded Tobacco in Tin containers. The finish was different and reduced the scope for duplication by other Tobacco sellers.]
The outline of the technology is available for sales
R.Ranganathan M.Sc., [MBA-IIMA]
Address: No 8, Prarthana Flats, Off S.P.Nagar Road, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad 380009, India
Phone No 079 – 26404204
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