Has anyone ever tried using liquid floor wax as a protective coating on their polished brass?
My wife was waxing the floors with a liquid floor wax called, “Quick Shine (Heavy Traffic) Hardwood Floor Wax” by Holloway House, from Walmart. I was marveling that, once it is dry, it is super hard, crystal clear and lasts for months under the most abusive conditions.
I was thinking that this might be the perfect protection for polished brass, that won’t fog the finish up like lacquers do and it would be much easier than solvent based coatings, to apply. Next time I polish some brass, I’m going to give it a try. Jim Patrick
You may want to test it on a small piece first to see what it looks like and then do a UV sunlight test to see if it can take the elements.
The big question for me would be how hard it is to remove when the need inevitably arises.
Sounds good, plus if it doesn't work out, you can use it as a dessert topping!
Good idea Denny.
Steve. Floor wax is much easier to remove than lacquer. There are wax removers on the market to remove old wax from floors in preparation for re-waxing. Just wipe it on and it dissolves the wax. I know this because when I was in High School, I worked for a big Super Market and we had to wax the all ten of the long aisles every month, which entailed mopping on wax remover and mopping up the residue. It worked good. Jim Patrick
What an interesting thought! I keep my linoleum shop floor clean and shiny with Zep floor polish, sealer, and heavy duty stripper (all from Lowes), but I never thought of putting it on polished brass. I will test it out. Zep stripper melts wax like magic. Thanks for the suggestion Jim! Cheers, Bill
Thank you Bill. Please keep us posted. I, for one, would be interested in your findings. Jim Patrick
Jim P . I read your article about Clear brass protection with great interest.
I was looking on the webb site, but there they talk about [Hard wood Floor Luster ] Is that the same as Hard wood Floor wax . ??
As we live in the Netherlands , I hope I can buy the same .
Make sure the wax stripper doesn't react badly with polished brass first !
Good question Anthony, but I’m not sure. In America, I have only ever heard floor wax being referred to as floor wax. Never floor luster, but it may be referred to as floor luster in other countries, just like American cookies are called biscuits in Australia and England. But, it is also possible that floor luster is floor cleaner. Whatever you get, you definitely want to get floor wax, which hardens to a clear hard protective finish. Jim Patrick
Jim P . thanks for your answer .
But is it possible to make a picture of your [bottle ] and send it to me , or to the Forum ,so that I can see how the bottle look.
Thanks for your help
Another suggestion: clear coat powder coat. The hardest thing for me to polish is the brass glass windshield channel in my ‘14. So I polished it to a high luster and used white cotton gloves to give it to the powder coater. 6 years later and it still looks as I had originally polished. Can’t use this procedure with any brass with solder joints like cowl lamps or radiator. But I’ve used it on headlamp bonnets and rims.
Floor wax will not kill the UV rays. It will turn color and cloud up. The good news is that it will clean up easy.
I have always used "automotive clear coat" will excellent results. The clear coat has UV protection and it will not cloud or discolor.
I recently have heard of powder coat clear. My question is due to the 400+ degrees to get it to harden will that discolor the brass during the baking process.
Toon. Well, I'll be derned! It IS called "Floor Luster"! Sorry, but my last answer was totally misleading. The bottle reads "Holloway House Quick Shine, High Traffic, HARDWOOD Floor Luster". You had it right the first time. Jim Patrick