Locksmith's advice centre
Iron in any form is vulnerable to rusting. During the finishing process, every effort is made to cover all areas of the product by first black zinc plating and then powder coating.
Where obvious abrasive areas of moving parts are evident an occasional light oiling is recommended. To remove harmful deposits which will cause corrosion we advise that the product is regularly wiped over with a lightly oiled cloth.
Our products are protected by the most advanced lacquer available and under normal circumstances should give many years of service. They should be cleaned with a cloth moistened with soapy water or alternatively wiped over with a soft cloth with beeswax. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES USE ANY FORM OF METAL CLEANER OR AEROSOL SPRAYS.
However, after a period of time the lacquer coating, especially on external fittings, can suffer a possible breakdown. Therefore, the life of the lacquer is beyond the manufacturer's control and cannot be guaranteed. When the lacquer coating has broken down, remove the brass fittings and coat using a soft brush with acetone thinner e.g. "Nitramores" according to the manufacturer's instructions. Completely dry the product using a soft cloth and metal polish, such as "Brasso" or "Duraglit". At this stage the product can either be re-lacquered or polished as and when required.
A fresh coat of lacquer may be applied, but we strongly recommend that, especially for external use, you should leave the item unlacquered.
Our quality chrome products are virtually maintenance free. However, deposits will accumulate especially on external fittings. We therefore recommend regular cleaning with a soft cloth and non-abrasive wax polish.
These products are lacquered and should be treated in the same way as brass. As the bronze is an applied finish we would expect it to wear over time, enhancing the antique effect.
Stainless Brass PVD
These products have an advanced vacuum treated process and we can offer a full 25-year replacement guarantee with the exclusive Stainless Brass Finish.
The technology involved in this process renders the surface impervious to damage in normal use including oxidation, wear and abrasion.
All lacquered brass items require cleaning with non-abrasive wax polish.
We recommend the removal of surface dirt by dusting with a soft cloth. Stubborn stains can be removed with the use of white spirit, similar spirit based products or a quality non-abrasive car wax polish.