What to use to clean brass

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Dec 15, 2017
    plain white toothpaste

  • Ken Ken on Dec 15, 2017
    You can try any number of salt, vinegar, baking soda, and other ingredient mixes and they may do the job for you. I would rather use a commercial product made specifically for the job since the purpose of cleaning brass is to make it look nice. Oddly enough these products are usually called "brass cleaner".

  • Medusasgarden Medusasgarden on Dec 15, 2017
    I've been using a soak in tomato juice and then wipe it off. It's just lightly acidic and works well without the harsh chemicals. Some people say Ketchup works also, but have not tried that myself.
    Also, a paste of lemon juice and baking soda works also. Stay away from brillo and sand paper, it makes the brass dull.

  • Medusasgarden Medusasgarden on Dec 15, 2017
    I've been using a soak in tomato juice and then wipe it off. It's just lightly acidic and works well without the harsh chemicals. Some people say Ketchup works also, I have not tried that myself
    Also, a paste of lemon juice and baking soda works also. Stay away from brillo and sand paper, it makes the brass dull.

  • Ray Plummer Ray Plummer on Dec 15, 2017
    I use Brasso cleaner

  • Cindy Hagemann Cindy Hagemann on Dec 15, 2017
    My military hubby always uses Brasso