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How to Restore old copper tub




Q. I found a copper tub at my grandma's farm can any one tell me how restore it?
I've tried everything.

Simon Dupay
- Roseville, Minnesota, USA
2003



A. If you are looking for a way to remove some stubborn tarnish. Have the tub soda blasted. It's like sand blasting but the abrasive medium is baking soda rather than sand. You may still have to buff and polish afterwards. Anyone who does sandblasting professionally in your area should be able to handle the job, but you should check it out with them first.

Charles Masters
- Yelm, Washington, U.S.
2003



A. Your tub is simply trying to tell you something: do not refinish Me :-)

Old copper has a patina which makes their value; remove it and the highest priced antique is worth scrap copper price

Joel Rambaud
- Alameda, California
2005




Q. I used Barkeepers Friend [on eBay or Amazon] in a copper bath tub, and I ruin it big time, please tell me how to restore it, make it look like it use to, please help.

copper bath tub

Winston B
Cleaner - New York
December 17, 2012


A. Hi Winston.

I'm assuming that it use to have a dark brownish patina, and the cleanser removed it and turned it shiny? You could try brass darkening solution [on eBay or Amazon]. Good luck.

Regards,

Ted Mooney, finishing.com
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Striving to live Aloha
finishing.com - Pine Beach, New Jersey
December 18, 2012




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