Spotty brass exterior door handles

seeker12February 5, 2013

My full view storm door has a brass handle that has gotten "spotty" from weather--rain, snow, etc. It once could be polished away with a soft cloth, but no longer. I'm reluctant to use any cleaner on it as I suspect it is treated with some sort of sealant. Ideas? Thoughts? Would appreciate any advice. Thanks in advance.

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clt3

Brass is usually lacquered. You need to remove the lacquer, polish, remove all residue of the polish, and relacquer.

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