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how do you clean "bronze" faucet fixtures?

Posted by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 11:27 AM
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Hi, my daughter's having a party on the 19th & we have let the house go (I go out of town weekends, visiting my mom who has dementia; daughter babysits or goes to youth group; hubs started a new job & works his tail off) :)

Anyway, daughter has the afternoon off -- she's gonna clean.  I've got Scrub Free with Oxy -- is this safe for the bronze bath fixtures?

Thanks in advance!!

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by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 11:27 AM
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Mom2Kylie2708
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 12:32 PM
Not sure sorry
August07Mom
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 12:34 PM

I don't have any experience with bronze fixtures.  Maybe test a small spot on the back of it.

Anniebel22
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 1:08 PM
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Maintaining Bronze Bathroom Fixtures:

Clean your bronze fixtures often. Keeping bronze free from green film, corrosion and deterioration requires routine cleaning. With the right cleaning solutions, oil-rubbed bronze bathroom fixtures will last for years while keeping their great color and shine.
Remove harmful corrossives from your fixtures. Built-up dust, toothpaste, shaving gel, hairspray and other bathroom grime will eat away at the surface of bronze faucets. Use a soft, dry flannel cloth to gently wipe your bronze bathroom faucets daily, since they see more use.
Dust bronze faucets frequently. Built-up dust, toothpaste, shaving gel, hairspray and other bathroom grime will eat away at the surface of bronze bathroom faucets. Use a soft, dry flannel cloth to gently wipe your bathroom fixtures daily.
Remove grime build-up. Bronze faucets that have been neglected should be cleaned with a soft-bristle brush and an approved, non-harsh cleaning solution. Remove stubborn grime with a liquid cleaning solution. Mix 1 tablespoon of salt into 3 quarts of warm water. Wipe the bronze bathroom fixtures with the solution and rinse with clear water. Work to remove all dust and grime from crevices and around the base of the faucet. Finish by gently wiping the bathroom fixtures with a flannel cloth.
Deep-clean your bronze faucets monthly with a paste mixture. Mix 1 teaspoon of salt with 1 cup of white vinegar. Stir until dissolved. Add white flour until the mixture becomes a thick paste. Coat each bronze bathroom fixtures with the paste, working it into all hard-to-reach areas. Allow up to one hour for the paste to dry. Rinse with warm, clean water and polish dry with a flannel cloth.
Polish bronze bathroom fixtures periodically. Dip a clean flannel cloth in liquid wax. Wipe the entire fixture with the wax. Let it dry, coating the entire fixture. Use a fresh flannel cloth to buff the metal. This can help restore the shine on an oil-rubbed bronze bathroom fixture.
Bronze faucets are prone to bronze disease. When chlorides from cleaning materials combines with oxygen and moisture, a corrosion of rough, light green spots will form on the surface of a bronze bathroom faucet. Cleaning and treating bronze will reduce the chances of damage to this soft metal. A special solution of sodium sesquicarbonate may be used by a professional plumber to remove bronze disease.
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johnny4ever
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 1:23 PM

BUMP!

PhyllisGB
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 1:32 PM

Thanks, ladies!  I ran home @ lunch and used a damp paper towel plus q-tip just on the fixtures.  Will instruct daughter to use the Oxy stuff just on sink & toilet top, etc.  Will try your tip (and thanks for researching it), Anniebel22, later when I have more time -- as party date approaches.  :D

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