ADVANTAGES OF BRONZE
It is more corrosion resistant than brass and is richer looking due to its slightly redder coloring.
DISADVANTAGES OF BRONZE
It is more expensive than brass. Like copper, bronze can develop a patina, a green film as a result of long exposure to moist air. Bronze will deteriorate rapidly if exposed to moisture and chlorides or sulfides.
Bronze is susceptible to “Bronze Disease “one of the most serious hazards of bronze. The disease is caused when chlorides and oxygen combine in a damp environment and then “attacks” brass and pewter. The disease can be recognized when sudden outbreak of small patches of corrosion, rough, light green spots, forms on the bronze piece. It is a heavy metal and is soft.
Bronze forms a patina (green color) that is protective to the metal and is often seen on artwork. Bronze often is lacquered to protect the finish.
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