Cleaning painted Indian brass?
Let's call them "collectible"--they aren't antiques. I've got some Indian brass (I think) that is engraved and painted. I think they're what people used to buy as souvenirs when they went to India.
Anyway, I'd like to clean them without removing the paint. I don't know anything about the technique used to apply paint (or it there even IS a standard technique) and if it would be safe to try to clean these. Anyone know?
(Do you even know what I'm talking about or do I need a picture? :p)