If you want to keep your armor looking new, you will need to take care of it with routine maintenance. Many companies will ship you armor that has grease and is wrapped in plastic. It is important to remove these when you get your armor. Use a solvent to get the grease off. Then protect the armor with an application of wax.
Once you have done the initial cleaning, you will want to make sure that you check the armor periodically. It should be stored in a place that is dry because rust will be your biggest problem. After each use, you will want to remove any grit or grime. You will then want to apply a coating of wax and give it a proper buffing.
If you display your armor, be sure to check it thoroughly once every couple of months. Small spots of rust are much easier to take care of than larger spots. Sometimes, people think because the item is displayed, they will see the rust spots happen. That just isn’t the case—many people do not examine their armor closely, and they end up losing a valuable piece.
At Armor Venue, we provide high quality, authentic armor for all ages. From the middle ages to ancient Rome, you can find a large selection of well-crafted armor for your next party, to provide interesting decorations, or to help you fit in at the next Ren Faire. All of our pieces are handmade to the highest standards.