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EverBrite ProtectaClear Metal Finishing Coat - Test and Review

I recently acquired a small bottle of EverBrite's ProtectaClear coating, a skin-safe, one part coating for metal jewellery. Supposed to be tough, hardwearing and so on, to keep metals safe from tarnish and oxidation and other damage. It's simple enough to use - a light, clear liquid which brushes on easily and dries fast - but does it work?

Time to run some tests. I prepared a few bits of copper, as that tarnishes quickly and I have scraps kicking around my workshop. Also a chance to try out my new letter punches.

Nice and clean, not 100% polished by hey - just a test, right? Fully degreased and prepped for coating.

Coated and dry and ready to go. The zero band has no coating, the one a single coat, the two a double coat. Time to put these things through some punishment.

OK, top to bottom:
A - On my keyring. Two days of being bashed around in my pocket with assorted bits of metal in close contact.
B - Tied to my shoe. An afternoon of being dragged around on concrete, grass, ki…