Tarnish resistant door hardware

Discussion in 'Misc DIY' started by PM, Oct 31, 2005.

  1. PM

    PM Guest

    Replacing exterior doors and would like your opinions on the best (or
    better) manufacturers of hardware that won't tarnish so fast. Has much
    changed over the past decade?

    Thanks,
    Phil
    PM, Oct 31, 2005
    #1
  2. PM

    Improver? Guest

    I know this, I bought a Kwickset lockset for a new front door, in
    polished brass, with the elongated handle, "trigger" style latch and a
    matching deadbolt. It came with a one-year warranty. Within 6 months
    (there's no storm door) the brass looked like pot metal.

    Whatever you decide on, make the purchase on a separate receipt, and
    save it along with the packing material, instructions, warranty and
    box.

    It seems even well-known, class-A hardware like Baldwin and Shlege get
    a bad lot every now and then.
    Improver?, Nov 1, 2005
    #2
  3. PM

    dadiOH Guest

    PM wrote:
    > Replacing exterior doors and would like your opinions on the best (or
    > better) manufacturers of hardware that won't tarnish so fast. Has
    > much changed over the past decade?



    Some manufacturers offer a "lifetime" guarantee against brass
    tarnishing. How they achive that I have no idea since there has to be a
    coating to prevent tarnishing and coatings wear away.

    There is always nickel...


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  4. "PM" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Replacing exterior doors and would like your opinions on the best (or
    > better) manufacturers of hardware that won't tarnish so fast. Has much
    > changed over the past decade?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Phil
    >


    I'm no metallurgist but it seems to me that brass, copper etc... will
    tarnish. I suppose there might be stuff that looks like brass, etc...that
    might not tarnish. The easiest way to keep stuff from tarnishing is to
    coat it with lacquer. That's pretty much what most hardware mfg's do as
    far as I know.
    I actually purposely tarnished some brass hinges for a hutch that I made and
    then coated them with spray on lacquer. They haven't lost their tarnish
    and it hasn't gotten worse either.
    Cheers,
    cc
    James \Cubby\ Culbertson, Nov 1, 2005
    #4
  5. PM

    m Ransley Guest

    There is a new process used by some that bonds the finish at the
    molecular level and those companies offer a lifetime warranty, usually
    you get a 1 year or lifetime, the 1 year process is going to fail fast.
    m Ransley, Nov 1, 2005
    #5
  6. PM

    PM Guest

    Thanks to all for the prompt replies. I'll check carefully before
    purchase. Again, I appreciate your help.

    Phil
    PM, Nov 3, 2005
    #6

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