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company that lacquers brass-Boston, MA

Posted by mbarstow (My Page) on
Sat, Nov 17, 12 at 13:21

We have acquired a very old set of fireplace equipment, including a coal firebox in cast iron with the front grill in brass. I have spent a month cleaning and polishing, and I think my fingerprints have disappeared! Does anyone know of a company that lacquers brass located around Boston, MA esp. the north shore?


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RE: company that lacquers brass-Boston, MA

I do not believe they are allowed to use lacquer any longer.


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RE: company that lacquers brass-Boston, MA

Buy a can of Deft Clear wood finish.

It is lacquer.


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RE: company that lacquers brass-Boston, MA

Spray can.


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RE: company that lacquers brass-Boston, MA

"Deft Clear Wood Finish" is sold as a water-borne acrylic or a solvent-based lacquer finish.


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RE: company that lacquers brass-Boston, MA

In my area Rustoleum sells aerosol lacquers in various colors and finishes, including "clear, gloss."
I do not believe that lacquer would stand up very long were the coal grate to be in use. Back in the old days, it was one of "Bridget's" chores to polish the brass as needed.
Casey


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RE: company that lacquers brass-Boston, MA

Get the solvent spray lacquer version.

No lacquer will stand up if the grate will be used.
Even 'high temperature paint' for engines and grills will not stand up to direct flames for very long (and often stinks as it burns off).


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