Return to the Electrical Wiring Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Remove rust from 'brass plated 'lamp ??

Posted by alexis_2009 (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 20, 09 at 16:07

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.


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Remove rust from 'brass plated 'lamp ??

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.


 o
RE: Remove rust from 'brass plated 'lamp ??

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.


 o
RE: Remove rust from 'brass plated 'lamp ??

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.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Electrical Wiring Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here