Was: Stop copper from tarnishing?
As I said I have piece done 2 years ago and they are still looking
I make small sculptural pieces out of silver, brass and copper. One
very big problem is tarnishing with these metals.
I have used clear coatings like Incralac and two component poly
urethane with varying measures of success.
For my brass sections, I rather gold plate the whole thing and that
works well, even though the colour is not precisely what I would
For silver, I either nickle plate it, or on occasion I use rhodium
Again, the colour is not really what I like .
With copper there are only lacquer based options.
This is a problem for me.
So you using Rio’s ceramic coating sounds very interesting.
I went to look at their promo video and what bothers me is that they
use the words ‘tarnish resistant’.
I dislike weasel words like that.
Something either stops tarnish or it doesn’t.
Their words insinuate to me that there will be tarnish over a period
So my question is simple.
Does it stop tarnish permanently or not?
If the article that is coated suffers no wear, will copper retain
the pink it has when it is freshly polished?
For like ten years, say.
It would be brilliant were that case, and I would certainly buy that
system were it so.