How to Remove Rust From Bronze

Written by paul ramone
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How to Remove Rust From Bronze
Clean your bronze with basic household items (Jupiterimages/ Images)

Bronze has a brilliant metallic shine when clean. Bronze that is not well kept, however, can quickly become dull-looking and littered with tarnished spots that look almost like rust. If you have a bronze piece that is tarnished, there are a few methods you can employ to revive it. The process is straightforward and relatively simple to execute.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Kitchen pot
  • 1 gallon white vinegar
  • 1 cup salt
  • Cloth

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  1. 1

    Place a kitchen pot onto a burner and fill it with 1 gallon of white vinegar.

  2. 2

    Set the burner to medium-low heat and add salt to the vinegar. Stir the solution so that the salt dissolves.

  3. 3

    Allow the solution to cool, then dab a cloth into the solution and scrub the bronze to remove tarnished spots. Buff the bronze with a clean cloth after the tarnish has been removed.

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