Metal polishes remove any oxidation, hard water or other build up on the surface of metal objects. Some metal polishes are liquid, which you apply with a clean cloth. Others come in paste form. You can make your own metal polishing paste at home. Choose the right polishing paste for the type of metal you have.
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Things you need
- White vinegar
Mix 1 tsp salt with ½ cup white vinegar. Mix until the salt dissolves into the liquid.
Add just enough flour to the liquid solution to make a thick paste.
Rub the paste over the brass object and let it sit for 10 minutes.
Buff the paste off with a clean cloth. Rinse the brass and dry it completely.
Mix 1 tbsp baking soda or washing soda with just enough water to make a thick paste.
Rub the paste into the silver to remove tarnish.
Rinse the silver and dry it completely with a clean cloth.
Add just enough salt to 2 tbsp lemon juice to make a thick paste.
Rub the paste into the silver until it appears clean.
Rinse the silver with clear water and dry it completely with a clean cloth.
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