A website for Serious Education, promoting Aloha,
& the most FUN you can have in metal finishing
on this site FORUM
Want to turn knobs from brass to silver
February 24, 2008
I am replacing my cabinet knobs from brass to silver. The brass is coming off and underneath them they are silver. Is there a way to remove the brass coloring?
- Alabaster, Alabama
February 26, 2008
Try Acetone [linked by editor to product info at Amazon] (nail polish remover), Jessica. There are many different technologies for giving a brass color, but one of them is to use a brass colored tinted lacquer on top of nickel plating. If that is how yours were made the acetone should remove the lacquer.
Ted Mooney, P.E. RET
Pine Beach, New Jersey
This public forum has 60,000 threads. If you have a question in mind which seems off topic to this thread, you might prefer to Search the Site
Disclaimer: It's not possible to diagnose a finishing problem or the hazards of an operation via these pages. All information presented is for general reference and does not represent a professional opinion nor the policy of an author's employer. The internet is largely anonymous & unvetted; some names may be fictitious and some recommendations may be deliberately harmful.
If you need a product/service, please check these Directories:
JobshopsCapital Equip. & Install'nChemicals & Consumables
Consult'g, Train'g, SoftwareEnvironmental ComplianceTesting Svcs. & Devices
How Google uses data when you visit this site.