Monday, January 16, 2012

Nice and Shiny

Q: Brasso does not clean my outdoor brass. Any Suggestions?

A: Another good brass polish is Wright's Bass Polish. You may also see this as Brass Cream. An 8oz bottle can be found for less than $10 and I have seen good results from it.

If that doesn't work, or if you want something more natural, you can try a homemade brass polish that is not harsh but does a good job of removing any tarnish or discoloration.
  • Dissolve 1 tsp salt in 1 cup of vinegar
  • Add flour until it becomes a paste
  • Rub paste onto the brass then let sit for 10 minutes
  • Rinse or wipe off with wet cloth then wipe dry
If the brass has a lacquer coating, it cannot be polished due to this coating. You can remove the lacquer finish with fingernail polish remover, then try a polishing compound.

Hope that helps!