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How Do I Clean My Metal Buddha Statues ?

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I have a few Buddha metal statues(not sure bronze or what metal, bought from Sukhothai years ago) between 6" to 12" already very dusty and dirty. Thinking of cleaning them today, what do you use to clean them ?

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position them on a table or platform

position yourself kneeling ,make sure you are lower than statue at all times

reach upwards with your arms ,until your hands are in the cleaning position

during this process ,always keep your head lower than the feet of the statue !

Good Luck !

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position them on a table or platform

position yourself kneeling ,make sure you are lower than statue at all times

reach upwards with your arms ,until your hands are in the cleaning position

during this process ,always keep your head lower than the feet of the statue !

Good Luck !

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Thank you but what about my 2nd question ?

bucket of water, or take them for a walk outside.

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Thank you but what about my 2nd question ?

wipe the dust off first (damp cloth will be fine )

put brasso or a drop of big C metal cleaner on a rag should be fine ,use a new clean rag to rub it off and polish it up .....

twill be brand new buddah in 20 min :)

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position them on a table or platform

position yourself kneeling ,make sure you are lower than statue at all times

reach upwards with your arms ,until your hands are in the cleaning position

during this process ,always keep your head lower than the feet of the statue !

Good Luck !

Good one...

Seriously some Thais i know clean it with lime so...

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Don't Clean them!

Wipe off the dust, and clean with a damp cloth if you must, no scrubbing or pressure. The aged look makes it so much better. Cleaning with brasso will look like a disaster

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Don't Clean them!

Wipe off the dust, and clean with a damp cloth if you must, no scrubbing or pressure. The aged look makes it so much better. Cleaning with brasso will look like a disaster

Very true. That's a good post.

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Soak them in coca Cola for an hour then rinse off with water.

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Don't Clean them!

Wipe off the dust, and clean with a damp cloth if you must, no scrubbing or pressure. The aged look makes it so much better. Cleaning with brasso will look like a disaster

but i like my buddah shining liike kitlins taws........:)

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Hard for me to figure if all the posts above are correct or some are just joking licklips.giflicklips.gif

How could I see the statue to clean it if I have to keep my head lower that it's feet, a real challenging feat.

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How could I see the statue to clean it if I have to keep my head lower that it's feet

Strap it on your head and join the Sonkran mayhem. It will be clean by the time you get home.

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just dust off, and put back. besides, in most houses ive been too, the buddha and et al were up in some corner covered in spider webs and whatever

i think important buddha statues are cleaned etc on songkran , or maybe before khao pansa cant remember. anyway, if i dont clean the altar, hubby would never notice, he just keeps sticking important stones, pieces of animal bones he finds in the fields, dice, sort of collection of charms, all up there together with some of the amulets that we have. all in a jumble. im the one to clean since its all in our bedroom.

just dont put the statue on the floor or in the bathroom if you have a thai partner and they would get offended. the one time hubby got hysterical was when a pic of some monk /saint (suthon could be)fell off the wall on to the floor (bad luck!).

and no, dont get it shiny

bina

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A cleaning solution from a gold shop would do, it won't remove any patina though. Get some leafed gold and put a piece on B every time you feel like cleaning up, soon you'll end up with a nice golden Buddha that's resistant to corrosion. Don't forget the fanta/laokhao and flowers. Chokdee.

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