Brass is a metal compound of copper and zinc, it’s tarnish then is a mixture of the two chemical processes. This metal can be so lustrous when shiny and new but without proper care and cleaning can become dull and listless.
So last in our easiest ways to clean metals series is brass.
Third Up : Brass
Brass proves a little more resistant to cleaning, but a few science experiments later…
The best way we’ve found is to soak for a few hours in fizzy cola. The soft drink’s mild acid and carbonation help to lift the tarnish but it is the longest of our cleaning tips but it is safe for sterling silver. Once the tarnish has been removed, rinse and buff back to it’s glorious shine with a soft cloth and either a furniture polish or natural clear wax. The wax will help slow the tarnish from occurring. Note : we only tested this method on brass and cannot recommend for other metals. Please do not soak any gemstones, pearl or other non-brass items.
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