Should Brass be Laquered?

There are two questions we are frequently asked at Cape Cod Polish regarding brass:
1. Should I lacquer my brass to protect it?
2. How do I get lacquer off brass?

These two questions are very telling. Just like any protective coating, lacquer doesn't last forever, and it doesn't wear off evenly.

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Scratches

We found this interesting photo on-line of a Hong Kong 1 dollar coin, half polished with a Cape Cod Metal Polishing Cloth on the left side and the other half polished with a paste polish on the right. You can see the Cape Cod side is shiny and scratch free!

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Stop Using your toothbrush

We've heard from some of our customers that in the past they've used a toothbrush to clean the fine detail work on their silver. Beware: The nylon bristles on a toothbrush can be abrasive and scratch your fine silver. Instead use our Cape Cod detail brush made from 100% horsehair

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