I have gone thru old threads and correspondence regarding tarnish
protection for copper alloys and find that none of the products
recommended are available locally. So I need to figure out the best
equivalent on the basis of ingredients…
The piece to be protected is copper, brass, nickel silver, silver,
oxidized silver, and gold-filled wire. It has large (4"x3") smooth
surfaces as well as very intricate wire work. Apart from the
oxidized silver, all the metals are in their natural state with a
sheen (not real matte, not shiny). All parts are joined by miniature
screws so it can be disassembled for future care. I prefer a
wax/paste as opposed to a lacquer and am not sure about the bonding
effectiveness of liquid waxes.
The recommended products NOT available are: Renaissance Wax, Krylon
Crystal Clear Acrylic Coating, Butcher’s Wax, Incralac, SC Johnson’s
Paste Wax, Rustoleum, etc.
Products available are:
- Turtle Wax Metallic Car Wax (blue container)
- Turtle Wax Original Hard Shell Shine Car Wax (green container)
- Simoniz Liquid Diamond Polymer Sealant (“active silicones and
- “The Treatment” Carnauba Paste Wax Can 8. oz (USA) thetreatment.com
- Carnauba wax, conditioners, durable silicones
- Antik Wax—Beeswax and carnauba wax Locally packaged but from
- Poliboy (Germany) Marketed for furniture (wood)
There are also some Turtle Wax liquids.
I guess one of my main questions is: are the silicones/polymers
important (as this is missing in the German product which otherwise
sounds good)? All products run around $10-$15 for 200ml which is too
expensive to get a few and experiment. I was hoping someone out
there may have experience with them or know what the ingredients of
the recommended products are…
Thanks for any advice!
Janet in Jerusalem