Found 44 results for the keyword ‘Metal’

  • Metal plating baby shoes and tree leafs.

    Last year on the show we followed the process of metal plating at a company in Toronto called Mayfair Plating. At the end of the interview I caught my guest by surprise when I asked him if he could plate baby shoes. He said he has tried but couldn't find out how to get it to work. So I asked o...
  • Epoxy wrap for a leaking pipe - Pow-R-Wrap!

    A viewer from Aurora, Ontario has a small pin hole leak in a copper pipe in the wall and wants to know if there is any way to fix it without having to tear the whole wall open and replace the pipe. There exists an epoxy wrap called "Pow-R-Wrap". You simply turn off the water to relieve the press...
  • Repairing a metal door

    Charles in Toronto, Ontario has a damaged metal door which had been broken into. He wants to know how to straighten out the metal and repaint the door.That's actually an easy question. Simply go to an auto supply store and check out what they have in the body shop section. Flatten the problem ...
  • Cutting heavy sheet metal

    When you need to cut heavy sheet metal, like the fire-rated door cover that we saw in this TV show, regular shears are not good enough. You could do it with a metal cutting blade in a jig saw, but that is very slow. The professional will use electric shears that make the job easy, but they are o...
  • Cleaning metal with food common household products.

    We get a lot of tips from our TV viewers and web visitors. Here are a couple for cleaning metal around the house.Ketchup cleans Copper. Really. There is acid in the tomatoes that just shines up that copper.Limes cleans Brass. Actually Ketchup and Lime both work because of the natural acids.To...
  • TOOLS I LIKE

    Tools change so fast that is even hard for me to keep up with them. I think it is all a conspiracy to keep us buying new tools long before the old ones wear out. Of course I have to admit that my shop is rather over stocked as I am constantly receiving samples to try out, so I rarely manage to we...
  • Removing Latex paint from door and window hardware

    Often door and window hardware has special brass or antique finishes on it. When you spill some latex paint on it and don't get it wiped up right away, or it has been painted over time and again, stripping off the paint can be touchy because if you are trying to restore it to its original condit...
  • Weather Restrictions: Plastic enamel anti-rust Paint

    Connect to your favourite weather forecaster and look for the following conditions:   Category: Finishes     Product: Plastic enamel anti-rust Paint Temperature Limitations: Use above +10 C (+50 F) and below + 29 C (+85 F) Rain Limitations: No rain for 1 hour Wind Limitations:  No wind if sp...
  • How to clean old painted brass.

    The first thing you need to know is whether it is solid brass or just brass plated.Scratch the backside of a hinge or a hidden part of your brass piece. If you see a different metal under the coating, it is brass plated. If a deep scratch, or even a bit of grinding reveal no different metal, it...
  • What is Pex-Al-Pex piping?

    We all know copper piping, both rigid and flexible. We have talked in this database about the very reliable quality PEX (Cross Linked Polyethylene) piping that is now being used for both hot and cold water installations, as well as for in-floor radiant heating. So what is Pex-Al-Pex piping?This...