How to Make Metal Polish Into Paste

Written by kaye wagner
  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share
  • Pin
  • Email
How to Make Metal Polish Into Paste
Add baking soda, flour or salt to make cream metal polish. (Stockbyte/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

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.

Skill level:
Easy

Other People Are Reading

Things you need

  • Salt
  • White vinegar
  • Flour
  • Cloths

Show MoreHide

Instructions

  1. 1

    Mix 1 tsp salt with ½ cup white vinegar. Mix until the salt dissolves into the liquid.

  2. 2

    Add just enough flour to the liquid solution to make a thick paste.

  3. 3

    Rub the paste over the brass object and let it sit for 10 minutes.

  4. 4

    Buff the paste off with a clean cloth. Rinse the brass and dry it completely.

  1. 1

    Mix 1 tbsp baking soda or washing soda with just enough water to make a thick paste.

  2. 2

    Rub the paste into the silver to remove tarnish.

  3. 3

    Rinse the silver and dry it completely with a clean cloth.

  1. 1

    Add just enough salt to 2 tbsp lemon juice to make a thick paste.

  2. 2

    Rub the paste into the silver until it appears clean.

  3. 3

    Rinse the silver with clear water and dry it completely with a clean cloth.

Don't Miss

Filter:
  • All types
  • Articles
  • Slideshows
  • Videos
Sort:
  • Most relevant
  • Most popular
  • Most recent

No articles available

No slideshows available

No videos available

By using the eHow.co.uk site, you consent to the use of cookies. For more information, please see our Cookie policy.