How to Remove Heavy Tarnish From Brass

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To remove heavy tarnish from brass, use a regular metal polish on large areas and a q-tip dipped in ketchup for detailing smaller spots. Allow metal cleaner to dry before wiping it off of the brass with instructions from a professional cleaner in this... View Video Transcript

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Rachel Yatuzis

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I'm Rachel Yatuzis, and I am going to show you how to remove heavy tarnish from brass. You want to have some gloves to protect your hands and a good brass cleaner and some ketchup and q-tips for the detailing work that you'll be doing. So, first off, put your gloves on, they're always too big on me. Next get a, you know, just a rag that you use for cleaning, get some of the metal cleaner on it, you want to rub that, you know, just follow the instructions for the metal cleaner. Usually it says to apply it in a circular motion with a soft cloth, and then wipe it clean with the dry end of the cloth. That will shine it up really well and you may need to repeat it a couple of times if it's, you know, severely tarnished. For the detailing spots, maybe like these knobs down here at the bottom that are harder to get to, you want to get a q-tip and some ketchup. Dip your q-tip in the ketchup lid, so that's what I'm using right here, apply it around the little detail areas, let it dry, and then wipe it clean with a cloth. I'm Rachel Yatuzis and that is how you remove tarnish from brass.