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BRASS Lacquer REMOVAL AND SHINING PREP


(2001)

I HAVE A BRASS BED THAT IS SPRAYED WITH lacquer AND IT WILL NOT CLEAN. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW TO GET lacquer OFF AND CLEAN BED ABOUT 150 YRS OLD.

RICHARD B [last name deleted for privacy by Editor]
- COLUMBIA, South Carolina


Brass Lacquer

Lacquer can be removed with lacquer thinner [linked by editor to product info at Amazon], Richard. But although the bed is 150 years old, the coating may be newer and may not be brass lacquer. If it's something newer and synthetic, you may need Aircraft Stripper [linked by editor to product info at Amazon] to remove it; this is noxious methylene chloride based, so you'll definitely need protective rubber gloves, chemical goggles, and excellent outdoor ventilation.

Then you use a brass polish. There are many discussions about that on this site; try letter 13396 for a start. To keep it shiny you can reapply brass lacquer =>

Good luck.

Ted Mooney, finishing.com Teds signature
Ted Mooney, P.E. RET
finishing.com
Pine Beach, New Jersey



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