Is there anything other ways to clean brass other than chemicals?

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  • Theresa Theresa on Sep 07, 2017
    Is there anything other than?
  • Kate Garrett Kate Garrett on Sep 08, 2017
    this gets more press for copper, but also works with brass

    Lemons, cut in half
    + course sea salt
    = a great metal cleaner

    Dip a lemon half, cut side down, in a shallow bowl of sea salt.

    Use the lemon like a scrubber sponge!

    The acid in the juice releases ions from the salt to strip tarnish off many metals. The texture of the salt loosens things up. As you press into the lemon, more juice is released. Redip in salt as needed to keep things going.

    Rinse when clean. Buff dry.

    Once the lemon halves are used up, you can rub a microfiber cloth over the zest to pick up the lemon oil. It can give an extra shine as you buff
  • Deborah McNeill Deborah McNeill on Sep 08, 2017
    Lemons! I soaked some brass trivets in lemon juice for @ 15 minutes and then just had to rub a few spots. For my brass candle holder I used a lemon and salt as the above poster described.
  • JEWEL C JEWEL C on Sep 08, 2017
    Tobasco sauce. Works on brass and copper.
  • Christine Christine on Sep 08, 2017
  • Chris Chris on Sep 09, 2017
    Vinegar, Salt and Flour: These versatile home staples can be combined to make a paste to clean tarnished brass. Dissolve 1 teaspoon of salt into one-half cup of vinegar, and add flour until the mixture becomes a paste. Rub into the brass, leave for about 10 minutes, then rinse with warm water and buff dry.
  • Shani Black Shani Black on Sep 09, 2017
    i think I saw vinega and Arm and Hammer on u tube