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Keeping brass shiny



 
 
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Old August 13th 06, 03:15 PM posted to rec.woodworking
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Hi,

Is there any product that y'all know of that will prevent brass from
tarnishing/oxidizing? I am just about to inlay some 1/8" diameter brass
rods into a painted piece, and once inlaid, it will be difficult to polish
the inlay should it need it. Thanks for any help.

Mike G


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Old August 13th 06, 03:32 PM posted to rec.woodworking
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MikeG (in et) said:

| Is there any product that y'all know of that will prevent brass from
| tarnishing/oxidizing?

If it's not going to be handled much, I've found that a coat of clear
Krylon works well. If it is going to be handled, it may be worth while
to have the brass gold-plated.

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Old August 13th 06, 04:17 PM posted to rec.woodworking
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"MikeG" wrote in message

Is there any product that y'all know of that will prevent brass from
tarnishing/oxidizing? I am just about to inlay some 1/8" diameter brass
rods into a painted piece, and once inlaid, it will be difficult to

polish
the inlay should it need it. Thanks for any help.


My ex FIL, who restored French carriage clocks as a hobby, always used
Farrow and Balls' "eggshell varnish" on the brass parts. AAMOF, my parents
still have a clock that I gave them 35 years ago and it is still as shiny as
new.

"Eggshell varnish" was readily available in the UK at the time, but I've
never seen it here in the US. Might want to DAGS.

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Old August 13th 06, 04:56 PM posted to rec.woodworking
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The traditional way is to polish it up then lacquer it.

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Hi,

Is there any product that y'all know of that will prevent brass from
tarnishing/oxidizing? I am just about to inlay some 1/8" diameter brass
rods into a painted piece, and once inlaid, it will be difficult to

polish
the inlay should it need it. Thanks for any help.

Mike G




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Old August 13th 06, 07:09 PM posted to rec.woodworking
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My front doo knobs where always tarnishing. Every year I'd dismatle
the hardware, polish them, spray them with laquer, put them back on.
It was a real pain in the back side.

Then I decided to spray them with gloss polyurethane. 15 years later
when I sold the house they were still bright and shiney. Now I use
polyurethane on all my brass. I guess the only downside is that if
you ever do need to polish it, the polyurethane would be a bear to get
off.

dickm


On Sun, 13 Aug 2006 14:15:51 GMT, "MikeG" wrote:

Hi,

Is there any product that y'all know of that will prevent brass from
tarnishing/oxidizing? I am just about to inlay some 1/8" diameter brass
rods into a painted piece, and once inlaid, it will be difficult to polish
the inlay should it need it. Thanks for any help.

Mike G


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Old August 13th 06, 08:54 PM posted to rec.woodworking
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Thanks for the information. I really appreciate it.

Mike G


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Old August 13th 06, 08:55 PM posted to rec.woodworking
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dicko wrote:

Then I decided to spray them with gloss polyurethane. 15 years later
when I sold the house they were still bright and shiney. Now I use
polyurethane on all my brass. I guess the only downside is that if
you ever do need to polish it, the polyurethane would be a bear to get
off.


I may have to try this with my own old-house hardware.

I'd think the poly would easily dissolve after a short soak in lacquer
thinner.
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Old August 13th 06, 11:05 PM posted to rec.woodworking
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"MikeG" wrote in message
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Hi,

Is there any product that y'all know of that will prevent brass from
tarnishing/oxidizing? I am just about to inlay some 1/8" diameter brass
rods into a painted piece, and once inlaid, it will be difficult to
polish the inlay should it need it. Thanks for any help.

Mike G

I use an automobile clear coat that comes in a spray can. this is much
tougher than lacquer. Did this on our kitchen cabinets handles. Holds up
great.

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Old August 21st 06, 07:35 PM posted to rec.woodworking
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MikeG wrote:
Hi,

Is there any product that y'all know of that will prevent brass from
tarnishing/oxidizing? I am just about to inlay some 1/8" diameter brass
rods into a painted piece, and once inlaid, it will be difficult to polish
the inlay should it need it. Thanks for any help.

Mike G


I use spray lacquer.
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Old August 21st 06, 10:31 PM posted to rec.woodworking
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On 21 Aug 2006 20:35:45 +0200, No wrote:

MikeG wrote:
Hi,

Is there any product that y'all know of that will prevent brass from
tarnishing/oxidizing? I am just about to inlay some 1/8" diameter brass
rods into a painted piece, and once inlaid, it will be difficult to polish
the inlay should it need it. Thanks for any help.

Mike G


I use spray lacquer.


I've used lacquer before with good results, but I've wondered what is
used on brass lamp shades where they get pretty hot. It seems to me
that lacquer would discolor in that application. Anyone ever tried
lacquer on a brass lamp shade? Or know what is used?
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