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Old 07-01-2013, 08:25 AM   #1
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I just want to ask, what is the most efficient way to tidy up aged copper fittings? I am NOT consulting about how to ready them for use. I intend to make them shimmer again.

I would really appreciate suggestions.

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Old 07-01-2013, 03:23 PM   #2
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I know Brasso worked well on belt buckles back in the 60's. It is used to shine Brass, Copper, Stainless Steel and Chrome. It sure sounds like a lot of work to me.



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Thanks, a friend of mine said it's best in removing tarnishes. It's cheap too.

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Anybody who was ever in the Army can tell you all about Brasso. We all had to use it to keep those belt buckles sparkling.

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If there is corrosion from flux on the pipe/fitting it may start leaking. I know you want to make them shimmer again, just curious as to why.

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according to me brasso is the best

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According to me, MikeJason is a spammer from India, and is hereby banned.



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