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    Brass

    I was wondering what you guys use to keep your polished brass from tarnishing? I'm in the middle of painting the doors on the house, and I'm polishing the brass knobs etc. Any thoughts, secrets?

    Thanks,
    Wes

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    In the service we just used Brasso & elbow grease

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    lacquer once it`s shiny-n-clean.
    [SIZE="1"] associated with several importers and manufacturers.[/SIZE]

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    Something that will handled, like knobs, it's hopeless to think you can keep them shiny without constant polishing. Simichrome is a good polishing product.

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    Thanks guys. I boiled what was left of the original finish off, and got them nice and shiny. Though I'm not sure they would pass muster Chuck! I guess I'll let them "patina". They looked pretty sorry with bits of the original shine under the finish and tarnish in the worn areas. Without the old finish, I can clean them up every so often.

    Tod, for some of the other hardware (and future reference), would Deft lacquer work? (I've only used it on wood.) Or is there another brand I should use?

    Thanks again for the advice,
    Wes

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    Wes,
    A nice patina looks great on them also.

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