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Best way to clean metal antiques


I have a number of antiques that are either brass, pewter or copper. What is the best way to clean those items, and how do I determine if they have been lacquered (as many polishes are not for use on lacquered items). Also, how do I remove lacquer to get to the original finish?

Thank you,

Connie Hamblin
- Holland, Michigan


I would really appreciate a response to this letter as I am also wanting to find out how to clean my pewter gifts.

Thank you,

Tina Faherty
- Durban, KZN, South Africa

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