Using Everbrite or ProtectaClear on Brass

ProtectaClear is specially formulated to work on non-painted metals including brass.

Brass is a great metal and has inherent antimicrobial effects, meaning that it will kill off and keep a wide range of harmful microbes away from the surface. This makes them great for door handles and any surfaces that are handled or touched often.

Like most metals though, brass can stain and suffer from oxidation. If the brass was covered with a lacquer and this has worn away, it can also leave a spotty appearance.

After you have cleaned your brass, you can protect it in the future from staining and tarnishing to keep it looking like you just polished it.

 

Cleaning and Preparing Brass

 

Before you get started on cleaning your brass, you should first run a small test to see if the brass is sealed with a lacquer. You can test for coatings using the polish and if it appears to clean with just polish, no lacquer is present.

  • To clean your brass, you will need the following items;
  • Microfiber towel
  • MAAS Concentrated Creme Polish
  • You can use Brasso however this is acid based and will require neutralisation with EZ-Prep cleaner or baking soda and water 
  • If coated with a lacquer, you will need Xylene / Acetone

The steps for cleaning your brass for use with ProtectaClear are as follows;

  1. Remove any old lacquer or coatings with Xylene or lacquer thinner. Wipe dry.
  2. Polish the brass with a polish made for brass.Do not use abrasives as brass is very soft and will scratch easily.MAAS polish is an excellent polish and is not acid based so it does not need neutralising
  3. You can use Brasso however this is acid based and will require neutralisation with EZ-Prep cleaner or baking soda and water
  4. If you use a acid based polish you will need to rinse the neutraliser with clean water and dry
  5. Wipe clean with a clean solvent like xylene or  denatured alcohol to remove any contaminants
  6. Apply ProtectaClear as per directions. Two coats are recommended for brass with a 1 hour dry between coats.

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