By Edith Adams
Friday, December 23, 1955
Vinegar, Salt for Polishing Brass, Copper
A simple way to polish brass or copper is by washing the metal with vinegar in which as much salt as possible has benn dissolved. This can be made into a paste by adding flour. After washing, rinse with water.
A greenish deposit on the metals can be removed by wiping with ammonia, which should be handled with care because of irritating fumes. To prevent further tarnishing, wipe the brass with benzine and then apply a coat of clear brushing lacquer.
Wear gloves for the metal must not be touched with bare hands – the oiliness of the skin would spoil the work. And be careful of fire with the benzine.