Properties of Commercial Bronze
Commercial bronze has seveal practical properties. Chief among these is its excellent malleability, which gives it a high capacity for being cold worked. It also has good strength and hardness, corrosion resistance, and ductility.
If dirt and grime have marred the surface of commercial bronze, this metal can be restored and cleaned using a solution of 50% lacquer thinners and 50% water. When cleaning commercial bronze, clean only with the direction of the grain, rather than against the grain. Use a lint-free cloth to clean the surface, then rinse the metal, and finally wipe dry with another clean, lint-free cloth.