Going to try out Renaissance Wax

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Going to try out Renaissance Wax

Postby Niner » Sun May 27, 2012 10:50 am

I mentioned this in a post before. This stuff is used by Museums all over the world to protect just about anything. And.. they use it also in outside locations where weather can do damage to valuable historic artifacts. I got a small can recently to try it out on some of my firearms and to see what effect it would have on protecting the shine on bare polished brass.

What I think it may do... according to the story... is to act as a protectorant from finger prints, oxidation, moisture and other real environmental detriments.

Renaissance Wax is made in London England. I didn't order it from London.... got it through Amazon. Take a look at this video for using it on collectible guns.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OZagOg2Bek
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Re: Going to try out Renaissance Wax

Postby Niner » Sun May 27, 2012 4:01 pm

Started the experiment. Took two trumpets in raw brass. Put a little Brasso on them to shin them up. Put Renaissance Wax on one and not on the other. The question is will the wax slow down the tarnish from coming back.

Put some on a Nepal rifle I have as a wall hanger. See if it slows down the rust process.

In any case the wax goes on easy and, as advertised, it doesn't take much to coat an object. The buff is easy and there is a noticable shine added.

I'll report back on how the trumpets are doing in the future.
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Using the wax on one with a finger through and old sock.
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Re: Going to try out Renaissance Wax

Postby DuncaninFrance » Mon May 28, 2012 3:19 am

Certainly an interesting test Robert
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Re: Going to try out Renaissance Wax

Postby Brass Rat » Mon May 28, 2012 1:51 pm

Robert, I am pretty sure I have seen that hand with the sock over it on Bait Car.
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Re: Going to try out Renaissance Wax

Postby Reese Williams » Tue May 29, 2012 12:49 pm

Niner,

I think you'll be very happy with the Ren Wax. I'm in Pensacola so we're dealing with the same humidity, salt and temperature issues. I've been using Ren Wax on my bayonets and knives for about 3-4 years now and have been pleased with the results. I still use RIG for firearms that get used. For your wall hanger and horns Ren Wax should be perfect. I've also used the wax on some brass Primus and Optimus stoves that are display pieces and it has worked well.
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Re: Going to try out Renaissance Wax

Postby Niner » Tue May 29, 2012 1:58 pm

Thanks for the information Reese. I put some on another horn today. I've got a pistol I'll be trying it on next.... one that stays in the safe because I think too much of it to shoot anymore.

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