Sealing raw brass to prevent tarnish

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Hi! I want to know if anyone has any good techniques to seal raw brass and prevent it from tarnishing. Thanks!

Posted at 3:33pm Sep 29, 2008 EDT


"Renaissance Wax" works well, but like any metal that hasn't been altered, it will need occasional cleaning.

Posted at 3:39pm Sep 29, 2008 EDT

I would think renaissance wax would work. I'm pretty sure they sell it at - good luck! =)

Posted at 3:39pm Sep 29, 2008 EDT

Thanks gals!

Posted at 4:16pm Sep 29, 2008 EDT

Tahirih says

I use just plain car wax "turtle" it works great!

Posted at 4:21pm Sep 29, 2008 EDT

Ok, what if I do not do anything with the raw brass before I mount it? What happens to the brass then?

I loved the shiny look of the raw brass..Turtle wax keeps it bright?


Posted at 2:20pm Sep 30, 2008 EDT

Have same question as above - love the shiny look of raw brass - turtle wax keeps it bright?


Posted at 6:44pm Jan 19, 2010 EST

Checking with the company to see if this works to clean and seal raw brass - will let you know what they say. They have jewelry cleaning products.

Hagerty 100 All Metal Polish

This superb polish handles the toughest jobs and produces a brilliant finish on all metals. Quickly removes tarnish, dirt, corrosion, rust, lime, and water stains. Protects metals with three tarnish and corrosion inhibitors for protection other polishes can't match.

With over 100 uses, this polish is safe on chrome, copper, brass, aluminum, stainless steel, and other metals. Also works great for polishing hard plastics, ceramic, porcelain, marble, and more.

Super concentrated, this polish will handle dozens of tough cleaning jobs. Apply a small amount of Hagerty 100 to a soft, dry cloth and rub vigorously. Buff with a clean dry cloth to obtain a mirror finish. Not recommended

Posted at 6:59pm Jan 19, 2010 EST

RE: Renaissance Wax Polish

Highly recommended by the Vintaj company, Renaissance Wax Polish will protect the surface of metals and wood from dust, fingerprints, liquids, and other environmental hazards.
Renaissance wax polish was originally formulated in the British Museum research laboratories in the early 1950's, in response to a discussion amongst museum technicians at an international conference on fine-art conservation.
When applied, it creates a micro-thin, lustrous layer that enhances shine while preventing damage.
Renaissance Wax Polish can also be used to remove old polish build up.
Can be used on the following surfaces: Wood, Leather, Paper, Bone, Pearl and Mother of Pearl, Gemstones, any kind of Metal, Photographic prints, Enamel, Fiberglass, Granite, and on and on.
Apply a very thin layer with any soft cloth (a T-shirt will work fine!) Buff gently, and the surface is sealed and protected beneath a hard coat of wax.
A great way to finish off your jewelry pieces, especially if they are handled a lot at shows and exhibits. It will help prevent tarnish and corrosion.
Use in ventilated area.
Absolutely colorless, and once dry, it imparts a matte finish that can be polished.
1 can, 65ml (2 1/4 Ounces)

Posted at 7:03pm Jan 19, 2010 EST

marked...thinking about making some jewelry...

Posted at 12:06am Jan 26, 2010 EST

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