View Full Version : A wonder polish for copper, brass & bronze.
06-14-2006, 08:12 PM
I made mention of this several months ago. But, after reading the Dove thread, I thought I would toss it in again.
The folks who make Wright's Silver Polish, Make a companion Copper and Brass polish that realy, I said REALY works! This stuff has the lowest attached labor factor of any polish I have ever used; and I have tried them all! Here is a source if you can't find it in your local grocery or hardware.
From this link it appears to be marketed for copper (no mention of Brass / Bronze). I have seen several brands of "polish" that remove oxide from Copper by chemical means, but these are not meant for brass.
What has your experience been with using this on Brass -if it is the same as the other copper cleaners I have used, it will remove the oxide from Brass but change the surface appearance to a copper colour?
06-15-2006, 01:50 AM
As I stated before this stuff is the best cleaner for Brass, Bronze and copper I have ever used in the last fifty years! If you are looking for a reason to knock it, then don't try it. There are plenty of other products on the market that make polishing brass a pain in the ass. This one isn't one of them.
06-15-2006, 09:21 AM
In the recent ClassicBoat there is a tip for using HP Sauce to polish brass. The CB team tested it with remarkable results.
06-15-2006, 09:54 AM
My wife says Wright's is also the best silver polish she's ever used. thanks for the tip; I have a lot of brass, especially on the boat:D
06-15-2006, 10:02 AM
06-15-2006, 10:56 AM
I hear Burger uses a lot of that.....
06-15-2006, 11:24 AM
I've had the same experience as Tim C -- using an acidic liquid (like vinegar) will clean bronze but turns it copper colored.
I assume that these commercial cleaners leave it a bit more yellow...ditto for brass.
06-15-2006, 01:03 PM
Wrights makes two separate products for polishing copper and brass. One is a copper polish and the other is a brass polish. Good stuff - but I thought I would add the clarification.
06-15-2006, 06:17 PM
Yes, Wrights does make two products one for brass and one for copper. I prefer the copper polish for brass as it is a paste as opposed to a liquid and is much more effective than their liquid brass polish. Unlike products such as Red Bear and Twinkle, Wright's Copper polish when used for brass or bronze, cuts through the corrosion but leaves a bright shine to the metal rather than the matt finish left by other acid containing cleaners. I was so impressed with Wrights Copper Polish that I bought a case of it last year and am very satisfied with it. We use it for copper pots and brass work in the galley as well as winch drums, ventilators and lamps. Unlike ketchup, it does not leave a sticky surface and works about twenty times faster! In addition, ketchup or Tabasco sauce are not very effective for removing heavy green corrosion; Wright's is.
11-19-2006, 04:50 PM
Tried Wright's copper polish for the first time today on Rita, and this recommendation should get a bump every year at Thanksgiving. Save the ketchup for use as a condiment.
Not the absolute highest shine possible, but very acceptable and the labor factor, as Jay said, is unbelievably less than anything else....ever! Great find and recommendation.
11-19-2006, 05:11 PM
you can also polish acrylic plastic with that polish.
So any scratched plastic lens, compass etc... come clear and shiny. Give it a try.
11-19-2006, 08:33 PM
Wright's copper polish is the equivalant of heavy artillary and will cut through corrosion like no other polish on the market. Wrights also offers a Brass Polish that is much finer and will put a high shine on brass once the copper polish has done the heavy cleaning. On my H28 "Bright Star" Brass polishing takes only a half hour once or twice a week.
11-19-2006, 08:41 PM
If this is the only thing you ever manage to beat through my thick skull, this single tip alone will have been worth all the bruising!
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