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I'll clean up my cups so that they are nice and shiny, let them gain some patina, then I want it to stop. What can be used to clearcoat the cup at that point?
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I believe there is some info about it here:

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......um=115&8
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Paste wax
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To be specific, carnauba wax. You may have to reapply it from time to time, but it is a much easier coating to maintain than epoxy or acrylic.
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I'd go with Bill's suggestion. Unless you're a pro painter with all the supplies and safety gear (many times the price of the cups) or know someone who has all this and knows how to use it, I'd stick with waxing.
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If you know someone who applies epoxy or acrylic clear coat to automobiles, they may be able to help you. But you do need a spray booth to do this correctly.
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On 2009-06-24 02:05, Bill Palmer wrote:
To be specific, carnauba wax. You may have to reapply it from time to time, but it is a much easier coating to maintain than epoxy or acrylic.




Have just polished up my set of Mendoza Copper cups, they are beautiful. With lots of handling though it doesn't take long before they loose their gleam. Mr. Palmer mentions that applying carnauba wax will keep their luster longer. I have a can of Simoniz paste wax for automobiles. It mentions that it has custom blended Carnauba wax with detergent-resistant polymers, anti-static ionconverters and other ingedients. The label has a picture of a Ferrari. My question is if it's good for a Ferrari should it be ok for copper cups OR should I find a carnauba wax which contains ONLY carnauba wax and nothing else. I would hate to apply something I shouldn't.
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The Ferrari has a coat of enamel on it. The copper cups do not. The main thing is to check to see if there are any cleaners in the wax. Automotive cleaners are usually abrasive. Enamel and steel are usually hared than copper. So check to see if it contains any abrasives at all.

If you are referring to the liquid that the late Billy Mays sells, I think I'd stay away from it, simply because the MSDS listing the ingredients is not available. However, the Simoniz paste wax has carnauba and parrafin in it. That should do the trick.

Another good wax is Renaissance Wax.
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Thanks Bill. This automotive carnauba wax is a paste. No cleaners are mentioned in the ingredieces but on the lid of the can it does say it is non abrasive so it should be fine to use on the cups.
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That appears to be the original Simoniz. According to the MSDS, there are no abrasives in it.
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