Post by beadyeyes2 on Mar 23, 2012 12:25:35 GMT -6
I haven't tried this, but based on the high copper content of phosphur bronze I believe that a careful brush cleaning with lemon juice should be safe and restorative. I wouldn't suggest dipping due to whatever stones included in the pendant...a rinse with cold water afterward would be recommended. You may want to test this theory before recommending to your customer.
As far as sealing to prevent or retard tarnishing...I have only used Renaissance Wax...there are many other sealants available...Krylon Spray is also an alternative, but it wouldn't be one of my choices.
Ok Cat thanks for that nudge...Nancy already replied and she mentioned the lemon juice as well as ketchup, because of the high copper content in phosphor bronze... but i'll try juice. And it's time I get some Ren Wax too... I'll try that for a sealer. Thanks again for your input Angela, looks like that's the way to go.
Many thanks for the lemon juice tip! It worked like a charm on some phosphor bronze earrings that I tried to clean with a commercial cleaner. I was so impressed I decided to join the forum! Thanks again.