What Is a Good Homemade Brass Cleaner?


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A good homemade brass cleaner is a mixture of salt, vinegar and flour. Mix 1 teaspoon salt into 1/2 cup vinegar, then mix in enough flour to make a paste. Rub the paste on the brass, and let it sit for 10 minutes. Rinse the paste off and buff dry.

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Another option for cleaning brass is to rub ketchup over the tarnished spot with a soft cloth. Then, rinse the ketchup off the brass. A paste made of equal parts salt and cornstarch, along with lemon juice, is also an option. For a tarnish that is tough to remove, baking soda rubbed on the spot is an alternative.

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