[Reckitt Benckiser, NJ, US] A registered trademark for a commercial metal polish. Brasso is advertised for cleaning and polishing brass, copper, plate chrome, stainless steel, and pewter. The slightly viscous, opaque liquid contains petroleum distillate (60-70%), crystalline silica (9-12%) and ammonia (2-3%). Ammoniated cleaners are not recommended for museum objects.
Hazards and Safety
Reacts with silver. May dissolve paint and varnish.
Causes stress corrosion cracking of brass coated iron and hardened brass.
Reckitt Benckiser: MSDS 7/11/2000
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Website address 1, Website address 1 Comment: conservation termlist: www.hants.org.uk/museums
- Website address 2 Comment: http://www.reckittprofessional.com/find_a_product/products/brasso.html
- Website address 3 Comment: J. Moss "Ammoniated Cleaning Solutions" online at http://www.antiqueclockconservation.com/scc.htm