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Restoration of Baldwin Brass Finishes



2002

I am a certified installer of Baldwin Brass Locks. I have a number of customers who are interested in restoring the exterior finish of the plates which have become severely tarnished. Please advise as to the best method of bring back a bright brass finish.

Many Thanks.

Robert W. Schupp, Jr.
mill & cabinet shop - Huntsville, Alabama


2002

To refinish Baldwin hardware your local electro plating co. or metal polishing company can help . The process is stripping the clear coat and repolish, then clear lacquer coat.

Gary Patigler
- Richmond, California


First of two simultaneous responses -- 2002

Baldwin was the first company to introduce PVD coatings on locks, so you may not have a plated product. They offered them with lifetime guarantees, so it may be possible that your hardware is under warranty. I would suggest checking with them.

I should add that the PVD coatings do last much longer than the lacquered units, so you may also consider replacing your door hardware.

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Jim Treglio - scwineryreview.com
PVD Consultant & Wine Lover - San Diego, California


Second of two simultaneous responses -- 2002

Sorry, I couldn't help but wonder if you will be refinishing one of Baldwin's "lifetime finishes".

Jake Koch
G. J. Nikolas &Co.,Inc.
supporting advertiser
Bellwood, Illinois

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2002

Jim,

Questions:

1) When did Baldwin introduce the PVD "Lifetime Finish" for door hardware? I just bought one of these locks for my front door.

2) Is it Titanium Nitrite or Titanium Carbonite or ?

Thanks,

Michael Liu Taylor
Michael Liu Taylor
   specialty stainless steel distributor
Dallas, Texas


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