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Cleaning Ships lanterns (Brass)


I have some New England original brass ships lanterns and they cannot be easily cleaned. Is there an instant chemical cleaner. I am aware of Tarn-X [linked by editor to product info at Amazon] but it would take $200 to get enough to submerge them for cleaning. can anyone help?

bill hicks
- sevierville, TN,USA


You may try using brass polishing compounds like Brasso [linked by editor to product info at Amazon] etc. The are not all that expensive and do a fine job in cleaning brass articles . Thanks

Ajit Menon
United precious Metals refining, Inc. - Alden, New York


Vinegar and salt solution will eat tarnish off of brass faster that most anything. Once tarnish is removed polish with SimiChrome [linked by editor to product info at Amazon] or Flitz [linked by editor to product info at Amazon]. You will like the results.

John Kuony
- CA


I find that lemon juice works really well.

Elizabeth Young
- Chicago, Illinois, USA

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