All of our window and door handles are a gold finish, I noticed the
ones outside have begun to pit a little. I have cleaned them up with
Autosol, but what would be a good way to protect them in the furture
For now - I came across an heavy waxy cloth in plastic bag, as sold by
those door to door people and gave them a good wipe down with that.
On Tue, 18 Jun 2019 10:35:14 +0100, Harry Bloomfield
Had a similar problem in my last property - brass, or perhaps just
brass-finished exterior door handles corroding in the salt air. I
cleaned and polished them, then varnished them. Eventually the varnish
needed re-doing where it wore off due to regular handling, but it was
OK for several years.
Are there any left apart from Nottingham Knocker chancers?
Kleeneze in the pre Internet ,pre eBay age sometimes had something useful
if you lived out in the sticks and couldn’t get to the shops but became
very uncompetitive once perusing and buying online arrived.
We occasionally bought something from the Kleeneze woman who used to call,
more out of sympathy than need but now they have gone bust we don’t need to
do that any more. The other that used to call wayback was Betterware ,the
name now seems to belong to a very basic website with similar offering to a
Still the Coopers of Stortford catalogue dropped in this morning in case
we have a sudden desire for a special brush to clean an elephants trunk and
another for its bum.
Actually, these particular things are more of a wax polish than anything
else. I'm sure you could make your own if you wanted. If it is brass, say
lacquered then you need to revarnish I'd imagine or the holes will first go
that horrible brown green colour as they oxidise.
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