200A and 202 reproduction
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in stock.
IMG_1611.jpg  I am starting to restore my QL-327. But what to do with the top at right. Looks like it may have had paint on it. Or is it just discolored brass from time and heat.  Any thoughts out there on what the original looked like. 
George M. Grabenhorst
Nickel plated brass. Some Mother’s Mag polish and a can of elbow grease will get you looking shiny. Just know that as soon as you light it, it will darken. 
Greg -- Fiat Lux!
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Here's something to aim for, George...

Greg -- Fiat Lux!
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When the are dirty it’s difficult to tell but it looks like the nickel on yours may be gone. Hopefully not but It looks like brass showing through. 
not looking for any more Bday gpas. Honestly, if you have a 10-72 don’t let me know about it.
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Another approach is to spray it with oven cleaner and let it sit for a little bit. Then, you can scrub most of the grime off with a soft toothbrush the oven cleaner will soften the grime, but it will not hurt the nickel under it if it hasn't been polished away already. That will ease the size of the can of elbow grease considerably.
As already stated, oven cleaner for some of the grime then after a good wash and dry,  “Mothers Mag & Aluminium polish with lots of elbow grease.  
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If you intend to burn the lantern with the vent on it, I'd skip the Mother's. It seems to have some kind of wax in it that I haven't been able to wash off completely. The wax (or whatever) stinks as it burns off, and leaves behind a whitish deposit that is also hard to remove. I ran one of my L427s the last couple of nights and was reminded of this--nearly eye-watering stink and white splotches on the vent.

Beside, yours is exactly what it will look like after a few hours of running, even if you get it Greg shiny.
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Hot Diggity
😂 That'll shine up just like the one my cleaning lady threw away!

I think a non-metallic edge would pop that fleck of paint right off.  Thee words Plastic razor blade sound wrong, but working around paint and polished surfaces they can be mighty handy, and gentle.

My detail guys introduced me to a product called Blue Magic metal polish.  They were using it to get black exhaust stains off chrome exhaust tips.  I haven't given it a full test against Mother's, but it seems to give a brighter shine.

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