Bronze plaques can be permanent damaged by incorrectly cleaning or refurbishing them, The following Bronze Memorials are NOT recommend to be refurbished due to there fine emblems, Return Servicemens Memorials and Bronze plaques with fine artwork, as the refurbishment process involves removing some of the bronze material.
However, there is a safe way to keep clean your bronze memorial without risking damage to the protective clear coat and ensuring your bronze memorial lasts as long as possible.
Read through this short guide on how to clean your bronze grave markers, as well as what NOT to do.
STEP 1: SPRAY
Spray your bronze plaque with a mild soap and water. Be sure not to let the soapy water sit too long.
STEP 2: WIPE
Use medium pressure and a soft, lint-free cloth to carefully wipe away any dirt and debris.
STEP 3: SCRUB
If your bronze memorial is still dirty or grimey after cleaning with soap and water, use a soft bristled brush and specialized bronze cleaning product to scrub the bronze and clean the rest.
STEP 4: DRY
Make sure the grave marker is completely rinsed off and free from all applied chemicals, dust and debris.
STEP 5: WAX (OPTIONAL)
Apply a thin layer of wax (without silicone or other harsh chemicals) to help add to the protective coating. Lightly and gently buff the surface with a soft wax detailer.
Do NOT use Water blasters as they have a cuting action which will damage the protective layer on the bronze plaques.
Do NOT use bleach, window cleaners, shaving cream, or any cleaner containing acidic chemicals.
Do NOT use hard metal brushes or wire brushes on your marker- these can remove the protective coating
Do NOT let any soap or other chemicals sit on your marker without rinsing.
Permanent damage to the memorial will occur.