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    Default Maratac copper cleaning

    I have just aquired a maratac copper with full intention of polishing it to shine again, but now im stuck choosing to polish or not to polish. I do like the patina, but the color of polished copper is great. If only I could get another. If I did I wasnt sure of the best thing to use for it if I wanted to clean it up nice.

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    Default Re: Maratac copper cleaning

    The old nautical recipe of lime juice and salt works very well on copper and brass. It's cheap, easy and available almost anywhere.

    Lots of good info online:

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    Bar keepers friend cleaner works great. It will get patina again!!

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    Another recommendation for Bar Keeper's friend. This stuff is like magic. Works great on stainless steel, brass, copper, and probably more. I originally got it to clean my stainless steel pots, and was amazed at how well it works for that and other metals. It's non-abrasive, and CHEAP.
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    Default Re: Maratac copper cleaning

    Heres some pics.
    Still not sure how long this has been tarnishing, but im so tempted to polish it up.
    To polish or not to polish?





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    Default Re: Maratac copper cleaning

    Its not even green yet, leave it like it is because it looks cool!

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    Default Re: Maratac copper cleaning

    Let it mellow, looks much cooler than a shiny one.
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    Default Re: Maratac copper cleaning

    It looks great, man! leave it as is!
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