A clear gloss lacquer for the protection of brass and copper fittings on canal boats and leisure craft, which is available both in cans and handy to use aerosols. Originally developed to demanding military standards for the protection of brass shell casings, it is used for the protection from corrosion and tarnishing of brass, copper and other non-ferrous metals on canal boats and other leisure craft. It can be used both indoors and out and has good resistance to cracking and flaking, together with excellent UV resistance and hardness. Note that this is a highly flammable material which should only be used in well ventilated areas.