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 Post subject: Bronze disease
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 3:18 pm 
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"Bronze disease" is one of the most serious hazards of bronze sculpture. This disease, caused when chlorides and oxygen combine in a damp environment, also attacks brass and pewter. The disease takes the form of a sudden outbreak of small patches of corrosion and is distinguished by rough, light green spots.

I have found that merely rubbing virgin olive oil on a bronze can cheaply restore patina and remove the green. Below is an example of a bronze I bought, before and after:


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And after a olive oil rub:



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