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« on: May 15, 2008 02:25:42 PM »

I have several pieces of jewelry/etc. that were left in a warm car too long and are now all tarnished!  They're mostly copper, with a little brass/nickel silver thrown in.  I know I could just lightly sand-off the tarnish of some of the pieces/dunk them in soda, but I want to make sure that they stay nice and shiny when I'm done.

Does anyone know of a good sealant/protectent to keep copper items from tarnishing?

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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2008 02:30:57 PM »

either a metal laquer, a sealing wax, or the oil off of your skin all seem to work OK.

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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2008 08:20:50 PM »

Copper is much easier to clean than that (though if it is plated not solid be careful) you can use a light acid such as vinegar or lemon juice - rub it over and wash it off.

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