I have obtained several Mathmos Telstars over the years and they all have a level of tarnish. Has anyone found a substance which will clean them up? I've tried brasso and car chrome cleaner but no success yet.
I had limited success with silvo but brilliant results with this german car chrome polish called "autosol" from the auto parts shop. Worked a treat with the minimum of elbow grease - even cleaned up the grime in the raised mathmos logo on the leg. It's still looks shiny 3 months later too :)
*Sigh* Telstars need so much polishing. I always expect a Djinn to appear when I clean mine. ;-)
Another good polish that stays shiny for a long time - though you'll still need a good amount of elbow grease or maybe some electric polishing device - is Xerapol. Originally a polish for acrylic (such as caravan windows or old motorcycle helmet visors) it is so smooth that, once you're done, it leaves a very shiny surface.