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Because brass tends to be a high maintenance metal, manufacturers like American Standard have developed many techniques to protect brass finishes and make it easier on your polishing arm. One very fine protective is a two-part epoxy known as Supercoating. Supercoating is applied electrostatically and baked on to guarantee that your fixture stays bright and shiny through years of use. Another technique for protecting brass is Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) which renders polished brass tarnish-resistant, scratch-resistant, and corrosion-resistant. While these techniques help to protect the finish, if you want to keep on shining, you'll have to keep on cleaning. After using your faucet, for example, you'll need to wipe your fixture with a soft cloth to expunge water spots, soap film, and fingerprints.