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Old 29-09-2013, 04:36   #1
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Hi all, I've been cleaning my brass fittings. I've successfully got the green tarnish off using white vinegar. Now it's off, can someone suggest what to use to preserve the brass? I know I can use varnish, but my experience in doing so in the past is that when it eventually does need cleaning, it's even harder to clean because the I have to remove the varnish as well. Any other suggestions.
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On clean, unlaquered brass, use a high quality brass polish, like Cape Cod, Wenol, or Wrights Copper Cream. Exterior pieces will need polishing roughly once a month.
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Hi all, I've been cleaning my brass fittings. I've successfully got the green tarnish off using white vinegar. Now it's off, can someone suggest what to use to preserve the brass? I know I can use varnish, but my experience in doing so in the past is that when it eventually does need cleaning, it's even harder to clean because the I have to remove the varnish as well. Any other suggestions.
I have used PROP GUARD anti fouling grease with quite a good sucess and its easy to clean off when you need to bring back the shine it lasts quite a long time. Also to keep the shine try malamine sponge Look up a company called JML.com and then look for Magic Erasor. Cheers Pete
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Hi guys, Thanks for your suggestions. I have ended up using Lanolin as someone suggested it nearby. I'll see how long it lasts.
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For below deck bronze, I polish it once a year with a good polish as named above! And I buy a box of Lanolin shoe polish rags, keep one in my pocket and wipe down the brass and bronze as I pass it ! works for us! and we had at least 60ft of brass rails beow decks!! The lanolin rags keep them all looking great for at least a yr, if ya use em each day !! Just a cheap Idea!
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