finishing.com -- The Home Page of the Finishing Industry
A website for Serious Education, promoting Aloha,
& the most FUN smiley you can have in metal finishing

HomeFAQsSuggested
Books
Help
Wanteds
Advertise
Here
FORUM
(current
topics)
topic 7941

Removing Heavy Brass Oxidation


(2001)

Howdy,

I am trying to clean heavy oxidation(thirty years worth)from various brass parts on a boat. Most of the pieces can't be removed. I have tried quite a few of the standard products, Brasso, Flitz, Bar Keepers Friend, but the results are minimal.

Do you know of any products or methods that will speed up my work?

Seth Anderson
- Seattle, Washington, USA


(2006)

I, too, am having trouble removing oxidation from a pair of floor style candle holders. The only thing that I have found that will remove it (and this takes a lot of time) is fine steel wool [linked by editor to product info at Rockler]. Most people do not understand that oxidation is not like tarnish. Brasso [linked by editor to product info at Amazon], etc. will not remove oxidation. After using steel wool, I then use Brasso, etc. to polish. If you hear of something better, please publish on internet. I will be watching.

Betty T. Caton
- Knoxville, Tennessee, USA


August 18, 2009

Hi, folks. Although it's very easy on people, one of the most aggressive things for brass is vinegar + salt + flour. Don't use it on delicate stuff because it's aggressive, and plan on going over it with a commercial polish like Flitz [linked by editor to product info at Amazon] because it will leave brass rather raw and orange. Good luck.

Regards,

Ted Mooney, finishing.com Teds signature
Ted Mooney, P.E. RET
finishing.com
Pine Beach, New Jersey



This public forum has 60,000 threads. If you have a question in mind which seems off topic to this thread, you might prefer to Search the Site

ADD a Q or A to THIS thread START a NEW THREADView CURRENT TOPICS

Disclaimer: It's not possible to diagnose a finishing problem or the hazards of an operation via these pages. All information presented is for general reference and does not represent a professional opinion nor the policy of an author's employer. The internet is largely anonymous & unvetted; some names may be fictitious and some recommendations may be deliberately harmful.

  If you need a product/service, please check these Directories:

JobshopsCapital Equip. & Install'nChemicals & Consumables Consult'g, Train'g, SoftwareEnvironmental ComplianceTesting Svcs. & Devices


©1995-2017 finishing.com     -    Privacy Policy
How Google uses data when you visit this site.