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I have made three orders for plaques from the Engraving Shop. They are all of good quality and arrive extremely promptly. Excellent service and...
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Excellent Plaques

The plaques were very high quality and arrived very quickly. They have been widely admired and other orders will follow.
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Incredibly efficient service! Brass and plastic plaques were of good quality and well priced! Thanks Tim.
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Care of your brass plaque

Description

Brass is a metal consisting of copper alloyed with nickel. The result is a hard metal that is durable, corrosion-resistant and antimicrobial. Brass is machinable and can be shaped in molds. It also conducts heat and carries electricity easily. Its copper or gold color mimics more expensive metals. The physical and aesthetic qualities of brass have made it an essential part of human life since ancient times.
Tarnish

Tarnish is a mild form of corrosion caused by exposure of copper to the environment. Salt, in particular, tarnishes brass quickly and must be kept away from brass intended to be kept shiny. Chemicals in rainwater, tap water and air, as well as those found on our fingers and in food, are also corrosive.
Tarnish Timing

How fast brass tarnishes depends on how it is handled and what elements it is exposed to. If you handle a brass candlestick and put it away without wiping it free of the oil and salt from your fingers, it will turn brown rather quickly. Likewise, exterior plaques left exposed to the elements will tarnish faster than interior fixtures. Coppery fingerprints can show up on a freshly polished surface within days, while interior lighting fixtures never touched by oily fingers could take months to show even the slightest dulling.
Managing Tarnish

If you appreciate the patina of age on your plaques , allow your brass plaque to darken without interference.

If you prefer a shine, then purchase some brass cleaner and use it regular, keep your fingers off polished surfaces and, if possible, and polish them often. If you want a permanent clean brass, consider having one of our lacquered brass plaques. If your brass is already lacquered, don't use metal polishes or solvents for cleaning, as they remove lacquer.

 

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