Best way to polish copper?

Beetle-Kill Posted By Beetle-Kill, Apr 14, 2013 at 12:26 AM

  1. Beetle-Kill

    Beetle-Kill
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    A neighbor up-canyon is doing a remodel, wants to turn a round copper planter into a sink basin. What works best to remove the green deposits and tarnish on the inside of the bowl? Currently have Tarn-X and Brasso on hand, but not used either at this point. Suggestions?
     
  2. basod

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    Ammonia will make copper clean and shiny
    Mr. Clean or whatever the strongest concentration no-name you can find.
    adding vinegar in equal parts will kick it up a notch - don't dilute with water -probably should work outside/well ventilated area
     
  3. jdp1152

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    Barkeepers friend and a sponge
     
  4. lukem

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    Vinegar and baking soda...watch out for fizz though....
     
  5. Beetle-Kill

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    Thanks all, I'll pass it along.
    Making a die-set on the lathe to make that dimple recess at the drain right now.
     

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