I remember a post on this subject, can some one point it out? I think it stated that the flannel that is treated and used in silverware chests works great for brass light covers. I have a 12 year old Grand daughter that is willing to make Grandpa a set if I come up with the correct material.
Thanks Guys! David
I never have any luck with the search function either.
I will offer that when my youngest son was about 14, he surprised me at Christmas because at Hershey that previous fall he had purchased a complete commercial set for me for the '15.
Mine are 2-ply...the outside being a light duck material in beige with drawstrings...the inside 'flannel' of some sort. Yes, I could say the same as the same stuff used to store silver. They actually work well...my brass doesn't stay mirror finished...but there is also no scrubbing and endless polishing to get it back that way. A quick wipe-out with wadding pads brings them back.
David, once you find the right materials, why not set up your Grand Daughter to produce sets? I could use a set of headlight covers for my 14. Great way to get her interested in the hobby and make a little $$ while she's at it.
Ha Ha, didn't realize the Chebbie, behind me . . good place for him LOL
I just did a look-up as you raised my curiosity as to why the flannel is special.
If someone else doesn't offer a source...ask your notions store/fabric store about 'KENIZED' flannel. It should go for about 10 bucks a yard x 5 ft wide.
I read in another thread that an effective alternate way to search the forum is to use Google, just add "MTFCA forum" to whatever you are searching for.
David, that silverware idea sounds great but I wonder if it is required. The reason I mention this is that I too had some covers made by an elderly lady in our church. I explained what I wanted and she said she knew just the right thing. It is material that is normally used for dining table covers. It has a smooth cotton like lining (kind of a very low knapp) and vinyl on the outside. This protects from weather as well as soft to not harm the polished brass. Just a thought. Dick C.