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    Toothpaste as a Bronze/Brass cleaner !

    Well my friend glengoyne17 finally i make this video for you... always many ppl asking about how to proceed with the toothpaste treatment on Bronze/Brass timepieces.

    The trick as i said before is repeat as many time you want until get finish you like.

    In hte video I dont leave the toothpaste dry because the piece i cleaned for show only was like 2 weeks ago cleaned.

    If your timepiece have a strong or medium patina you need to let dry the toothpaste for at least 2 hours in my experience 4 hours is the bes removes easy the patina.

    Always you can get a high polished finish or just keep it clean with original fresh finish after the toothpaste treatment you apply the Jewelry Care Cloth find it more here :


    Why on earth Anonimo won't reburbish its bronze cases?

    As a reference this old thread :

    New Bronze in " La Mia Famiglia " ... In House restoration !



    here the video :



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    Re: Toothpaste as a Bronze/Brass cleaner !

    nice video, informative. Do you clean all of your bronze watch this way?

    For your Anonimo's, do you feel the patina returning fast after the first time you done the toothpaste trick? Heard the original anonimo finish was supposed to delay the patina.

    When you let the toothpaste dry, do you just dry-rub with paper towel to get the toothpaste off like rubbing compound? is it possible to sratch the crystal?

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    Re: Toothpaste as a Bronze/Brass cleaner !

    Quote Originally Posted by whywatch9 View Post
    nice video, informative. Do you clean all of your bronze watch this way? Thanks, yes i cleaned this way just one time... now I keep them in like new from factory condition with the Jewelry Care Cloth showed here :

    Why on earth Anonimo won't reburbish its bronze cases?


    For your Anonimo's, do you feel the patina returning fast after the first time you done the toothpaste trick? Heard the original anonimo finish was supposed to delay the patina.

    The Patina return slowly Im living in florida so many raining days but never wear a Bronze during those days... Now I Like better the patina when come back on My Glauco because is different on a high polished case.


    When you let the toothpaste dry, do you just dry-rub with paper towel to get the toothpaste off like rubbing compound? is it possible to sratch the crystal?

    Crystal can't be scratches or anything... Toothpaste has beeen design to polished our teeths so is so safe for Bronze/Brass/Silver also... Yes with a paper towel and you will see a black material on the towel when you removed the toothpaste that is the oxidation or patina.

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    Again this system is so safe.... because the finish is going to be unaltered !!!
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    Re: Toothpaste as a Bronze/Brass cleaner !

    Nelson - Thanks for the instructive video.

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    Re: Toothpaste as a Bronze/Brass cleaner !

    Thanks Nelson…you da man!!

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    Re: Toothpaste as a Bronze/Brass cleaner !

    Wow that is really appreciated! Thanks a lot, this will help not only me but others as well! great!

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    Just back from local jeweller And Anonimo dealer. He used coca cola to remove the patina on a marlin. Looked good as well.


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    Pictures !!!

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    Re: Toothpaste as a Bronze/Brass cleaner !

    Hey Nelson...I remember your video from a while ago when you cleaned a Dino Zei Glauco and it looked beautiful.

    So...I followed your toothpaste routine with a bronze diver I have and it works perfectly.

    However, a heads up regarding rotating bezels. My watch had a tight bezel already and then some toothpaste got under the bezel during cleaning. I failed to rotate the bezel after rinsing and then found the bezel literally cemented shut when it dried. A simple warm water soak when I returned home loosened the bezel so no real damage - just make sure you rotate the bezel as it dries to keep it loose.
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    Here two pictures of the coca cola cleaned case. Made side by side to compare sizes. You can see the marlin is too big for my wrist.

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