Remove rust from 'brass plated 'lamp ??

alexis_2009August 20, 2009

Does anyone know what cleaner would remove the rust from a large ,hanging 'hall light' /or lamp.

According to ' the magnet' test ...it is brass plated, NOT solid brass.

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Ron Natalie

You might want to try in the cleaning forum. If it's tarnish, then a mild metal polish might clean it up. If it's red/brown RUST, then you've probably already had the plating destroyed and the base steel is rusting now.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2009 at 6:02PM
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kudzu9

I suspect that rust on the steel is coming through and destroying the plating. If this is a valuable lamp, you could get it re-plated.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2009 at 12:48AM
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bus_driver

I had one that received shipping damage to the finish, bought it for fraction of original cost. At beauty supply, found nail polish that matched well and touched up the damaged finish. Not noticeable at all, installed in my house.

    Bookmark   August 21, 2009 at 9:38PM
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