How do I remove tarnish from tin figures ideally with liquid cleaner?

Jim Thomes
by Jim Thomes

How? Is there a dip type product/ formula that would take mild tarnish off of delicate figures cut out of tin ? Complete immersion would be ideal.

  7 answers
  • Mogie Mogie on Jan 01, 2019

    You could dip them in Tarn X.

  • William William on Jan 01, 2019

    Tan X removes a thin layer of metal along with tarnish.

  • William William on Jan 01, 2019

    Refrain from using abrasive materials like scouring pads and rough cleaners. These materials can leave scratches on the tin that can encourage even more rust formations.

    A dab of white, non-gel toothpaste on a damp cloth or toothbrush and gently rub/brush.

    Mix 2 tablespoons of baking soda and 1 cup hot water to create a paste for larger tarnished areas of your tin. Apply the paste onto specific areas and allow it there for a few minutes before lightly scrubbing it with your rag.

    Clean the tin with a little kerosene, turpentine, or nail-polish remover if the other homemade remedies are insufficient.

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Jan 01, 2019

    Use brasso liquid it works great

    • William William on Jan 01, 2019

      Brasso is for brass and does remove some of the finish/metal.

  • Jim Thomes Jim Thomes on Jan 02, 2019

    Thanks for all the help!

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Dec 02, 2023

    Non-gel tooth paste and a soft rag or Brasso.