What can I use instead of Brasso?

What can I use instead of Brasso?

The homemade brass cleaner is effective, less expensive and safer for the environment than the commercially produced Brasso.

  • Pour 1 pint of white vinegar into a spray bottle.
  • Add 3 Tbsp.
  • Place the top on the spray bottle and shake vigorously to mix the ingredients.

What is Brasso used for?

Brasso works on brass, copper, chrome, bronze, stainless steel, pewter, and aluminum. It’s a cleaner, polish and protection solution in one, for when you need to buff up lackluster brass, kitchenware and more – no polishing wheel required.

Is Brasso any good?

Brasso is a good combination tarnish remover/polish for brass. However, if an item is heavily tarnished, I would recommend cleaning it first with Wright’s Copper Cream or Pine-Ola (both are very easy to use wipe-on, rinse-off tarnish removers), and then polishing with Brasso to leave a brighter, longer lasting shine.

Is Brasso bad for brass?

The Brasso was able to lighten the overall color of the brass, get at the heaviest areas of buildup, and restore more shine to the piece as well. Ketchup: Apply a thin layer of ketchup to the brass and let sit for at least an hour. Wash off the ketchup with hot soapy water and buff dry.

What cleans brass better than Brasso?

Ketchup, Tomato Sauce, or Tomato Paste Tomatoes contain an acid that helps to remove tarnish on brass and other metals; that’s why applying a tomato-based product can work wonders on your brass. Ketchup, tomato paste, and tomato sauce all work equally well. Apply a layer to your brass and leave it on for an hour.

Why does Brasso turn black?

It tends to oxidize (tarnish) quickly when exposed to air, which is a major reason why most brass is given a clear coating of lacquer to prevent this condition. Most conventional polishes such as “Brasso®,” “Twinkle®,” etc. Brass turns “black” when cleaning due to over-use and misuse of polish.

What cleans brass really good?

How do you get rid of Brasso residue?

A. Your best bet is to soak in warm soapy water, use Ivory Dish washing soap, let it sit for 5 minutes, then use a toothbrush to loosen the white chalk like powder. English distilled turpentine [affil. link to info/product on Amazon] also works wonderful in cleaning crevices.

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