1915 T and brass, brass, brass

There seems to be 3 schools on how to handle brass–don’t touch it, shine it up a bit, and polish the heck out of it. I’m in the second school, but am unsure how to preserve the shine. I’ve seen other brass-era cars that have mirror finishes sealed with lacquer. That’s a bit much IMHO, I’d just like to preserve the shine for a reasonable amount of time without having to buy stock in Brasso

The problem with lacquer is the brass slowly turns black under the lacquer. Then you have to remove the lacquer to polish the brass. It simply delays the polishing.

I polished all the brass on my '15 touring today. It takes maybe 5 hours to do it. About once every six months for me.