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Brass Cleaner/Restorer


I restore antique clocks. I am looking for a brass cleaner other than Brasso [linked by editor to product info at Amazon] to use. Anybody out there know of a cleaner that works better/easier than Brasso?

August Wageman
- Monroe, North Carolina


We have a product that should do the job. Visit our website for details or send me an e-mail.

Bill Coffie
Warren, Michigan


Were you successful in finding something better than BRASSO? If so, would be interested in learning what and how well it worked.


Court Ross
- Norwalk, Connecticut, USA


You can use ammonia(25%)/citric acid mixture(5o gm citric acid/1 lit water+ammonia to pH 9)!

Goran Budija
- Zagreb, Croatia


A friend of mine recommended a product called Flitz [linked by editor to product info at Amazon]. I used it to clean brass trim on some furniture and it worked great.

Julie Smith
- Charlotte, North Carolina

There are plenty of polishes that are better in some way than Brasso, but it is a highly reputable product and, as such, there is nothing that is "better" unless you specify in what way. It's like asking for a better vehicle than a Prius or a better beverage than Beefeater gin :-)

I have found no polish that gives as warm and rich a glow to copper and brass as Brasso [linked by editor to product info at Amazon], for example, but there are many polishes that are faster. Revere copper cleaner [linked by editor to product info at Amazon] is fast as lightning without leaving that pink or salmon color you get from acid products like vinegar & salt.

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Ted Mooney, P.E.
Pine Beach, New Jersey

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