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Custom brass metal work  

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TRUE BRASS is an alloy of copper and zinc. It tends to oxidize (tarnish) quickly when exposed to air which is a major reason why most brass is given a clear coating of lacquer to prevent this condition. Most conventional polishes such as "Brasso ®", "Twinkle ®", etc. coat the raw metal with a thin film of oil to inhibit the development of future tarnishing. Brass is primarily used for decorative purposes.

 
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TYPICAL APPLICATIONS

Brass is often used for hardware and ornamentation including many types of decorative uses such as trim, handrails, elevator jambs, hoods, door pulls, sneeze guards, antique reproductions, mounting hardware, latches, locks, drawer pulls, handles, knobs, and hinges for window and door manufacturers plus many types of furniture trim.

ADVANTAGES

  • High class look
  • Corrosive resistance
  • Excellent joining, plating, polishing and finishing characteristics
  • Easily machined

DISADVANTAGES

  • Requires a good deal of maintenance as it is prone to a blackish tarnish

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