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Matthew W
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What can I use to polish my brass cups without leaving a residue on the cups? The are starting to turn brown.
-Matt
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I would recommend Flitz Polish. It works like magic.

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Brasso is fine too.

You can protect the sheen on the cups by buffing with carnuba wax after you've polished them. Even better (but more costly) is Renaissance Wax polish - it works better than carnuba wax.
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I tried some Maas polish and I think it cleans a little better than Flitz.
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It's basically the same stuff. Both of them also have a wax component to keep the surface from retarnishing.
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If it has a wax component can you build up a heavy wax coating to protect the cup?
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Use carnauba wax after you clean the cups. That is usually compatible with Flitz. It also isn't slippery.
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I told my mom I needed the Flitz stuff, but she said ketchup.
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I brought my Johnny Paul/Biro cups to my silversmith and asked him what to use. He said the a soft silver polish would be best. I still haven't polished mine as I like the was they are aging.
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Many years ago Jim Zee, the renowned Okito Box maker, told me that Flitz was the best brass cleaner. I recently Bought a Beyond Okito Box with a stain near its lip. This is a dead giveaway to an alert spectator as to whether or not the box has been turned over. When I could not remove the stain with Flitz, I returned it to the seller. He proceeded to remove the stain with Never-Dull. He told me that is the only way to go.

When I looked it up on the WWW, Never-Dull seemed to get five star reviews almost all the time.
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Both Flitz and Never-Dull are first rate cleaners/polishers for just about any kind of metal, especially copper and brass.
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On 2007-06-19 14:47, Matthew W wrote:
I told my mom I needed the Flitz stuff, but she said ketchup.


Aside from the fact that your mom doesn't do the cups and balls, and probably doesn't have to worry about fingerprints on whatever she has polished that is brass, ketchup will work okay, but not fine. Ketchup has vinegar in it. Vinegar will remove tarnish from brass, but it won't protect the brass and it won't actually polish it.

Flitz, Nev R Dull, Brasso, MAAS, Simichrome are all good cleaners AND POLISHES. Brasso will leave a dusty residue on the cups. Nev R Dull needs to be cleaned off after you have used it, because it leaves a slimy residue on brass surfaces.

Use Flitz, MAAS or Simichrome. Then use Renaissance Wax to protect the surface.
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