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Preventing copper tarnishing without lacquer?


#1

I created a copper bracelet and highly polished it. I didn’t lacquer
it, but put it immediately in a sealed plastic bag. Unfortunately it
still tarnished. Is there any way to prevent copper tarnishing
without using lacquer?


#2

You could try Renaissance Wax, but copper does love to tarnish, and
quickly. Wearing nitrile gloves, wash it in dish soap and water, dry
it with a clean paper towel, and wax it immediately, see if that
helps.

Michael
www.radharcknives.com
www.shimmeringdreams.com


#3

Hi Harvey, just change your mindset and decide you like the gorgeous
patinas that occur naturally. I know it takes time, bur the colors
are wonderful!

Rose Marie Christison


#4

Wax which can be easily reapplied. I personally do not like the pink
color of copper. I like it a lot better when it has turned brown.

marilyn


#5

From everything I’ve read and learned the simple answer is no. I
would recommend a product called ProtectaClear by
EverbriteCoatings.com. It will keep a bright shine on your copper
pieces for years. I don’t work for them, I just love their product.

Michele
MikiCat Designs
http://www.mikicatdesigns.com


#6

Before you wax or lacquer copper, you can clean it easily by dabbing
on a thin salt/vinegar paste (1 teaspoon of salt, one tablespoon of
plain flour and enough vinegar to make a thin paste). Wash the paste
off immediately then dry the copper. I found the recipe somewhere on
the Internet. You’ll be astonished how quickly this works.

Barbara Conje
Darwin NT, Australia


#7
Is there any way to prevent copper tarnishing without using
lacquer? 

There might be a new solution. American Bullion from Carson
California has a new chemical dip called ATD3 that might help. For a
quick look at it try their blog- www.abipm.blogspot.com


#8

Sorry this post is so late, as I have been having computer “issues”,
and am just getting caught up. For a quick tarnish remover for copper
use 1 Tbs salt mixed with 1/2 cup vinegar. Dipping the piece in the
solution works almost instantly to perk up the copper. I doesn’t give
it a high polish, but it sure improves it. It is especially good for
delicate wire work that really can’t be polished.

Theresa Bright