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Asked on Jun 21, 2019

How do I clean brass really quickly?

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I have several large pieces of brass and don’t have much time to get them shining. Does anyone have any tried and true solutions?

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  • Kelli L. Milligan
    on Jun 21, 2019

    Yes, smear on a thick layer of ketchup. Let it sit for a few hours, then wash off with a sponge, repeat where necessary.

  • Mona
    on Jun 21, 2019

    Thanks I’ll try that.

  • P
    on Jun 21, 2019

    we use lemons & salt - same principle as ketchup - but works best when lemons are past their prime - I think the juice is more concentrated when they are dried up some - pour salt onto lemon half, then rub salted lemon onto brass (or copper) - then wash off - I use a little detergent with running water to rinse - BE sure to get all the stray salt washed off afterwards or it pits the metal! & if there is a felt pad on bottom, avoid getting that wet & be sure felt is dried before setting polished item back on a wood surface

  • William
    on Jun 21, 2019

    I use a dab of white toothpaste on a damp cloth and a dab of toothpaste on a damp toothbrush.

  • Mona
    on Jun 22, 2019

    Thank you so much everyone. Have tried the ketchup but it seemed to leave tiny pits . Left on for three hours was that too long? Will try the toothpaste and lemon now.

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