What I learned last night about cleaning old brass
I bought this pair of Pairpoint candle sticks at an antique center up in Brattleboro, VT over the weekend. They were coated in black and looked really rough. I figured I could clean them up. I looked up online last night and someone said to mix baking soda with enough white vinegar to form a thick paste and then coat the brass. I let it sit for awhile and then I saw all of the scum melting off. I did it again this morning because there was still some in the nooks and crannies.I was amazed how well they cleaned up. Sometimes I leave brass alone but sometimes you have no choice but to clean it up.They are far from looking perfect but still look a bit unpolished if you know what I mean. Anyway, I just wanted to pass this information on in case any of you are looking for some help.