Tomatoes contain an acid that helps to remove tarnish on brass and other metals; that’s why applying a tomato-based product can work wonders on your brass. Ketchup, tomato paste, and tomato sauce all work equally well. Apply a layer to your brass and leave it on for an hour. Then wash with warm water and dish soap.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How do you restore copper lights?
Cut a lemon in half and sprinkle the fruit with iodized salt or baking soda. Rub the lemon over the copper, working it into the tarnished areas. Add more salt or baking soda as needed and continue rubbing the lemon over the fixture until it's clean. Rinse with a damp cloth and pat dry.
How do you refurbish an old light fixture?
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How do you restore a metal light fixture?
2:318:22How to refinish old metal fixtures / coach lights - YouTubeYouTubeStart of suggested clipEnd of suggested clipAnd primer is with light coats. So this this and the durable top coat have a different sprayMoreAnd primer is with light coats. So this this and the durable top coat have a different spray technique. This one is going to be sprayed with light coats.
Is it possible to restore a brass light fixture?
Exterior lighting that has a brass plate finish over stamped sheet metal / steel are almost impossible to restore if the steel beneath the brass has started to rust through the top finish.
What's the best way to clean a brass light?
A surface cleaning for a brass light may be followed by a hand polishing, with or without a protective coating of wax that helps protect the existing patina. In cases where the cleaned finish is uneven, the customer may opt for a more in-depth cleaning, taking the metal down to bare brass, with the option of re-lacquering.
What's the best way to remove rust from brass?
Don't polish plated brass. The only thing a polish will remove with this variety is the brass itself. The best way to address rusts or blemishes in this case is to wipe at the affected areas gently with soapy water and a soft cloth.