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Preserving metal bright and shiny

Discussion in 'DIY and Traditional crafts' started by Janne, Nov 3, 2019.

  1. Janne

    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Mainly thinking of the members of the Steam Tent Cooperative, who seem to enjoy a bit of polished copper and brass!
    But it can be useful for others too.
    As written before, I am in the process of restoring ( and blinging up) a couple of old military and surveyors tripods, plus some WW2 era military optical devices.

    Having surface finished and polished all metals ( Aluminium, Brass, Bronze) to a high sheen, I saw that all dulled quickly, specially the Brass and Bronze.
    So I tried to find a way to preserve the shine.
    All ( wax, automotive polish/wax, clear coat) either failed or were not adhering enough.
    Or sticky.
    But, I found a product from an US company called Everbrite Coatings.
    I bought the product called Protectaclear
    No problem with shipping by air, quick and efficient service.
    The first shipment they made a mistake and send me the Satin, but a phone call and they dispatched the correct Clear ( high gloss) the same day.
    Fairly easy to use, excellent result.
    To test it, I polished a piece of Brass tube, treated one half, left the other half untreated.
    Left it on the dock for a week, in the sun and salt water spray.
    Treated area no change. Untreated very dull and deeply oxidized.

    I can highly recommend the product.

    I have no economic interest or other affiliation to that company.
     
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    Fadcode Full Member

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  3. Erbswurst

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    Don't you have a servant who is able to polish your brass every day?.........:confused:
     
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  4. crosslandkelly

    crosslandkelly A somewhat settled

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    Looks like good stuff, but it's expensive. https://www.everbritecoatingsuk.com/copper-brass
    I shall certainly pass this on to the other members of the Steamtent co-operative
    As a member of the STC, one of the pleasures in setting out my kit, is polishing and cleaning it as I go.
     

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