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Unread 03-12-2010, 12:14 PM
 
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Default How to clean oil rubbed bronze faucets

Does anyone know the best way to clean oil rubbed bronze faucets? I heard you can't use just any old cleaners and water may actually leave spots. Thanks.
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Unread 03-12-2010, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
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I asked a related question on this a while back and never got a satisfactory answer:

Oil Rubbed Bronze
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Unread 03-12-2010, 02:17 PM
 
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Thanks for the message. Kind of frustrating to hear this. I heard about beeswax, I will try to find some to try and protect the shower.
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Unread 03-12-2010, 03:27 PM
 
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How did you guys ever get through life before city-data? Google is your friend:

how to clean rubbed bronze - Google Search
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Unread 03-12-2010, 04:30 PM
 
Location: LI/VA/IL
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All my bathroom fixtures are oil rubbed bronzed. (as well as the rest of my house-hinges-door knobs-faucets) I use a microfiber cloth with water. to clean.
We have very hard water so in the shower and the sinks-the stopper- I use CLR bathroom cleaner-I have not had any problem with the finish being compromised.
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Unread 03-12-2010, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
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How did you guys ever get through life before city-data? Google is your friend:

how to clean rubbed bronze - Google Search
Thanks. if you had some oil rubbed bronze fixtures, you might realize the stuff turned up in such Google searches doesn't help. Trust me, I've searched high and low.
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Unread 03-12-2010, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
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use CLR bathroom cleaner-I have not had any problem with the finish being compromised.
CLR immediately strips the finish. It takes a microsecond of contact for very bad results. Oil rubbed finish is very soft.

[I have a few fixtures that are oil rubbed bronze color. They are impervious. But not the (very expensive) stuff that has a real oil rubbed bronze finish.]
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Unread 03-12-2010, 07:39 PM
 
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CH, there were many sites that suggested how to clean oil rubbed bronze. The most often recommended procedure is below. Have you tried it and found that it doesnt work?

Things You'll Need:
* Cloths
* Scratch-sealing furniture wax
* Sealing wax

1. Dampen a cloth in cool water and wipe any spots or dirt off your oil-rubbed bronze fixtures.
2. Dry the fixtures right away with a clean cloth; this prevents the development of new water spots.
3. Apply a scratch-sealing furniture wax, like Old English Scratch Cover, to any scratches, then wipe away excess. Make sure the wax you use is a dark tone that matches the color of your fixtures.
4. Spray a sealing wax, such as Flitz Shower Wax, on to your oil-rubbed bronze fixtures, then buff with a clean cloth, to protect against hard water.
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Unread 03-12-2010, 09:33 PM
 
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I've been using a microfiber cloth to clean the faucets/shower and door knobs. Ours are not the true oil rubbed bronze fixtures either, so I'm concerned about that as well. On a google search, I saw beeswax as something t try. Maybe that won't be as harsh and will protect the finish.
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Unread 03-13-2010, 12:12 AM
 
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Does anyone know the best way to clean oil rubbed bronze faucets? I heard you can't use just any old cleaners and water may actually leave spots. Thanks.
Are we talking real oil rubbed bronze fixtures or the fake ones, like Delta makes?
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