Originally Posted by Dennys Fine Consumptibles
I have this beautiful old 4" bass tower. The downside is it's a royal pain to keep looking nice.
The cap says "BANNER" and "CHICAGO".
ANyone have any tips for cleaning these things and keeping them shiny?
Polish it up and clear coat it.
My mom, years ago when she worked for a lab, brought home these mysterious and very handsome copper cylinders for me, thinking I should store my paint brushes in them. We buffed them and gave them a coat of clear varnish, they've sparkeled ever since. We later discovered the tubes (with a fitted lid, much like a good cardboard mailing tube but smaller) were used to sterilize pipettes for lab work... back in the day of course.
Of course you'd want to disconnect everything first, but it mght be worth the effort.
On the other hand, I looked closely at the faucets of our local brewpub, The Brewer's Art
, and all of their taps were once, years ago, chromed brass. After years of pulls and cleanings, they are all tarnished brass, and still doing fine. They look rather nice actually.
Just a thought.