Best brass polish for very tarnished brass?
I'm ready (okay, almost ready) to tackle the Egyptian stamped and repoussed cachepots I bought at an estate sale last spring.
I tried Brasso on one small piece. It took an immense amount of elbow grease, and there were still some spots. I already have the 000 steel wool Linda C. recommended to use with the polish.
I saw a brand in the store called Hope's: I have never used that, I am wondering if it is any better than Brasso. The label stated something like : "works better than the leading brand" which I guess would be Brasso. It also said, though, "for heavily tarnished brass, use Hope's copper cleaner first". Though the store did not carry that.
Before I go ordering something, I'd like a recommendation for the strongest brass cleaner.