At Saxton Bronze Architectural Signage, we’ve been designing and manufacturing custom bronze plaques and other bronze products since 1947, but we’re also experts in caring for old plaques that need a little extra polish to keep them looking their best. Cast bronze, aluminum and brass plaques can withstand time and the elements for many years. But if plaques are exposed to a harsh climate, wet conditions and direct sunlight, corrosion can set in. The good news is that you can slow down corrosion with proper care and cleaning.
Wax on, wax off
When it comes to protecting your plaque against corrosion, wax is your best friend. Wax acts as a protective barrier against moisture, graffiti or other potentially damaging materials. It can even protect against wind, which can blast a plaque’s surface with harsh airborne abrasives or dust. Keep in mind that frequent winds call for even more frequent waxing than usual. Careful and thorough cleaning can preserve a plaque for years to come, so break out that wax on a regular basis to keep yours in good shape.
Unfortunately, waxing can’t restore your plaque to its original appearance and condition. If you’re diligently cleaning and waxing your plaque but think you’d still like some extra help to make sure it looks its very best, you can enlist the services of a professional conservator or restoration company—and that’s where we can help.
Call in the professionals
Saxton Bronze Architectural Signage can refurbish and restore your old bronze, aluminum or brass plaque to return it to good condition. Our restoration services are reasonably priced and performed with the greatest care. Our goal is to make your plaque shine while preserving its structure and quality.
The restoration process takes a few steps to complete. First, your plaque is machined and sandblasted by hand down to the raw metal to remove the old finish and discoloration. Next, we carefully apply background color to closely match the original color of your plaque. We follow this with buffing and hand sanding of the raised areas of the plaque. Finally, we apply a high-quality, two-component protective clear coat as a finishing touch. When our work is complete, your plaque will look as good as new.
Design something new
Of course, restoration isn’t always the best option for all plaques. Maybe you need an updated plaque or just want to replace your current plaque with a new design. We specialize in creating custom bronze plaques to suit any dedication or commemoration, and we’ll work with you to design a durable and long-lasting plaque that recognizes the important people and moments you want to remember.
A unique and carefully crafted plaque is a classic addition to any facility. We can work with you to select the right combination of materials, come up with design ideas, and explore options to fit your budget.
Let us help you breathe new life into an old plaque or build a custom bronze plaque for any occasion. Call Saxton Bronze Architectural Signage today to get started!
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