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?? How to clean brass doorknobs/hdwr

Posted by lizbeth-gardener (My Page) on
Wed, Mar 17, 10 at 17:56

I have a 1920 A&C home with beautiful solid brass doorknobs and backplates. They are the originals and in terrific shape except for years of grime. I don't believe they are lacquered, but am not sure how to tell. How do I clean them safely??

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RE: ?? How to clean brass doorknobs/hdwr

OOPS!! Just realized upon close inspection, the grime is actually old lacquer and the beautiful brass I see is where it has worn off. How do I clean these up or do I have to take to a professional metal shop?

RE: ?? How to clean brass doorknobs/hdwr

Buy some BRASSO-it may be hard to find, but ask anyone that has been in the ARMY and they will tell you the same thing. I would take the knobs off and dab a little brasso on an old rag and start with a small circuling motion, you will be shocked at the black grime on the rag. When you are done they will look like new! Brasso works well on copper ,Gold and silver too. I cleaned up an 1864 Indian head penny and it looks new. Brasso is what we used in the military to clean and polish our brass buttons.

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