|Forum topic by Jonathan||posted 11-09-2012 03:54 PM||595 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
11-09-2012 03:54 PM
I have a bottle of Empire Top Saver that I use on my table saw and other cast iron surfaces. It works nicely for this. My question is: Has anybody ever used this on other metals to help protect against tarnishing? And more specifically used it on copper?
I made a sculpture recently using a piece of copper pipe and some corks. I applied a layer of Renaissance Wax and it seems to be doing an OK job of slowing down the tarnishing of the copper, but it appears that it’s not stopping the tarnishing. Not sure if I just need to put lots of layers of wax on, or what? I figured I’d give the Top Saver a try if that might work, since I have it handy.
At this point, I’m not necessarily looking to go out and buy something else to apply to the copper, but I may end up doing that if I can’t come up with a satisfactory solution with what I already have available.
I also have no interest in putting a coat of lacquer over the copper.
Thanks for any help and/or useful information you may be able to provide.
-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."