How can I clean up my front door mail slot cover.

by Bonnie
  7 answers
  • Landsharkinnc Landsharkinnc on Jul 06, 2018

    if it is painted/colored metal, you can use a baking soda / water paste and a soft cloth; if it is 'brass' it probably has a protective surface to keep it from tarnishing; plain water/dish soap won't scratch the finish;

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    • Landsharkinnc Landsharkinnc on Jul 06, 2018

      May work...Bar Keepers Friend powder works well, if you need to remove the protective finish 100% Acetone will take it off ...real fingernail polish ..$ Store for smaller amount...paint Store for p intcan

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Jul 06, 2018

    I would sand it down with a fine grit sandpaper and spray it with a metallic spray paint.

  • Lisa S. Lisa S. on Jul 06, 2018

    Scrub with a brillo pad. Rinse well. Spray paint.

  • Emily Emily on Jul 06, 2018

    Hi Bonnie, yes ours is also brass. My husband cleaned the brass mail slot, door knob and back plate recently without removing them, and they look great. Don't know what he did though.

  • Emily Emily on Jul 07, 2018

    Hi Bonnie he said he just used a brillo pad. But usually when he does this he removes the pieces and buffs them up on his "wheel" in the basement.

  • I’d pick up a brass cleaner and follow those instructions as it would likely be as easy as putting the cleaner in and buffing it off, such as Brasso. That way I’d know too that the cleaner was appropriate for the material.

  • Mogie Mogie on Jan 22, 2024

    What material is the slot made of? Are you a renter and already talked to the landlord?