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Hi - I am purchasing 2 copper still and don't want them to lose that lovely just left the machine shop polish. Do you know what product is being use to get that polished shiny look? 

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These are old Whisky still I guess from the UK.  The tradition in the UK is to OIL the stills with boiled linseed.  Today you can use a general purpose silicon spray, often sold to polish stainless etc.  I dont personally like the use of lacquers, as the too break down with the heat and yellow and flake.  There are some commercial copper 'preservers' that are oil or wax based, usually with some Benzotriazole included which is a fantastic corrosion preventor for copper.  Always test things first, as most commercial polishes and coatings are not designed fo rthe higher temperatures.

My advice with new stills is to thoroughly clean and polish them after installation (finger prints and sweat marks), let them age for say 1-2 weeks then apply a silicon oil.

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2 hours ago, JustAndy said:

These are actually nearly new Forsyth stills at Lindores Abbey (my wife took this photo...) 

Always hard to tell as they have not changed the design in hundreds of years.

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