Shining copper

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  1. Nov 17, 2017 #1

    swimmer_spe

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    I have a bathroom in my basement. There is no framed walls, so the pipes run along the concrete wall.

    What can I use to shine up the pipes?
     
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    JoeD

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    Steel wool, sand paper, emery cloth, scotch brite pads
     
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    Brasso or barkeepers friend.
     
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    It will be easier to clean the copper than keep it that way, sooner or later you'll get tired of polishing it.
     
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    In retrospect, they also have a patina acid which will instantly age copper and give it that beautiful aged, green color. I used it alot when building stained glass windows, and it gave it a beautiful look.
     

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