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Best for bronze..

Post by Ollie K » Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:27 am

Hi there, I've touched on this subject before but I had a lot of different opinions, so I thought I'd put it out there again.
Basically I've got a few bronze finds, that as well as wanting to preserve, I'd like to have that 'oiled' finish.
I bought some renaissance wax, but was warned off it.
I was told that boot polish was what I want, but I've been told that isn't really suitable.
I then read that olive oil is best, but then read that it can lead to long time damage!
I'd like to know what you all use, if anything, so I can give them the care they deserve.
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Re: Best for bronze..

Post by the-roman » Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:06 am

Hi Ollie,
I always used furniture polish which contained bees wax. used it for years with no problem at all. last few years I have changed and am now using renaissance wax. again, no problems at all. which do I prefer? probably the bees wax, but I have to use up the renaissance wax first. :D ::g
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Re: Best for bronze..

Post by john Colin » Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:04 pm

I use Treborius Balm, there is a link below to a post on the subject.

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Re: Best for bronze..

Post by Ollie K » Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:54 pm

Thanks guys ::g I didn't like the whiteness that renaissance wax left behind- I must say rapeseed oil looks like it's worked well on a crotal bell I found.
I might try that Treborius balm- sounds like it might do what I want.
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Post by amphora » Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:16 pm

I do that with parafine. Au bain mary warm parafine to get all oxygen out.

That last fact is important however you do it. Oxygen is fuel for corrosion.
If oxygen is still in the find and you lock that off on the surface, the oxygen still makes it corrode from the inside out.
Bee wax, renaissance wax, no matter what you use, the oxygen inside has to get out (warmth).
Good luck hunting.

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