Re: delta faucet gold finish pre 1997
Posted by Terry Love on December 20, 1999 at 18:14:18:
In response to Re: delta faucet gold finish pre 1997

: My wife and I built a new house in 1995, thru a contractor of course. Our delta kitchen faucet brass or "gold" finsh is tarnished and coming off. I see advertisements that delta has "lifetime" guarantee on the finish, our local delta supplier, from whom our contractor purchased all our plumbing fixtures from stated this promotion started in 1997 and we are "out of luck". Is he correct? Do you have any suggestions? Thanks for your consideration.

The old gold and brass finishes were rather soft. Instructions with the faucets warned of this with special cleaning instructions. Plumbers hated the finishes because of the short lives the finishes had.

Most of the faucet companies have now come out with long lasting finishes in gold and brass that are advertised to last. The Delta price catalog dated 1/4/99 shows a picture of a kitchen faucet, half old finish, half new finish, with the words, "Polished brass in the kitchen is bound to get abused, but now, it doesn't have to show it."

Delta® revolutionized the faucet industry with the introduction of Brilliance™ — the first anti-tarnish finish guaranteed to last for life. Developed using a state-of-the-art manufacturing process, Brilliance delivers timeless styling and long-lasting durability, year after year.

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