How To Clean Metal Objects Other Than Silver

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Learn a few tricks that will help you effectively clean metal objects other than silver.

The tin is very popular among objects made by craftsmen, and some of them are so beautiful that receive a place of honor in the house. Tin is used frequently and is the perfect material for jewelry, vases, picture frames and sculptures. On the other hand, the metal is soft and can be easily scratched. To keep it clean and protected, pewter pieces are cleaned with a concentrated solution of soap dissolved in hot water. Use a soft cotton or wool, which does not scratch. After being cleaned, it should be polished with a brush or a piece of felt.

Some pieces of tin can be treated with a darkening agent to get an antique look. It should not be polished, and cleaning is done with cold water and soap.

Stained tin or brass objects are cleaned with a mixture made of white vinegar and flour until the cream thick resulting a paste. Add a tablespoon of salt. Use an old soft toothbrush and rub soiled or stained items with slightly abrasive mixture, then rinse them with warm water

Bronze can be cleaned with water that dissolves a little soap, then dry with chamois leather.

Copper can be cleaned by a single sprinkling with a brush dipped in lemon juice. Vinegar and lemon juice and white wine are shining brass and alpaca. The brilliance of metal objects will be more sustainable if you polish them with newsprint.

The aluminum objects get clean and have a high luster if rubbed with a cloth soaked in a sodium borate solution obtained by dissolving 30 g of borax in one liter of water, to which was added 10 grams of ammonia. The solution should be hot and rinse thoroughly after cleaning with hot water.

Brass items are cleaned well if rubbed with crushed chalk that put a little lemon juice or vinegar or vinegar-soaked wheat bran. Once you have clean it, wipe with a soft cloth slightly greased with vegetable oil.

Brass objects are cleaned with vinegar. Fill vaporizer with white vinegar and sprinkle the surface with dull objects. Then sprinkle with fine salt and rub with a soft cloth. Rinse with warm water. Strongly oxidized brass will need several similar treatments.

Brass objects are cleaned with a mix of lemon juice and baking soda combined to the consistency of toothpaste. Rub the object with it and let it work for a few minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water. Because brass acquire and luster after being cleaned, rub a little olive oil applied to cloth or chamois leather (without oil).

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