Originally Posted by Richard Smith
It depends at what stage you're at. For polishing my bronzes fresh out of the shell mold I use a small air powered angle grinder with rotary wire brushes and varying grades of sandpaper. To finish I use polishing wax and pumice to get a mirror finish if I want it. But even with the various finishes you can use to keep the mirror finish, acrylics, wax etc. the shine will eventually go. Tell your customers to keep polishing.
Thanks for your thoughts. Very useful.
One of the biggest obstacles is to fill every pinhole on bronze casting. Because if you don't remove it, it will ruin the overall shiny and polished appearance.
Also, the polishing has to be done in dust free environment to maximize the effect.