I'm puzzled and cannot figure out something that's quite important to me. I have a cane - see attached, please - the upper portion - the knob - is solid brass. I've used two well-known brass cleaners on it and it shines even better than the day it was born.
But keeping it shiny is another horse of a different color - or whatever.
I've applied spray lacquer - made it dull - and then had the difficult job of removing the lacquer - with 4.0 steel wool and nail polish remover.
Shined that baby back to it's like-new shine and applied well known nationally advertised gloss polyeurathane....same thing - made it dull...so another round of digging that off, a real chore.
I am using a cane most of the time now when away from the house and would love, for sentimental reasons, to keep this one looking spiffy. But the sweat of my palm - salty, right? - is creating havoc.
Does anyone have THE answer?
How do they keep those shiny door knobs looking like that, say at the White House?
ps - Isn't God good?!