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Alberto V05 Hair Spray. To prevent tarnish from forming on freshly polished brass, spray Alberto V05 Hair Spray on the brass object to add a protective coating.

Bounce. Polish brass items with a clean, used sheet of Bounce. The antistatic elements in Bounce help clean tarnish from brass.

French’s Mustard. Cover the bronze object with French’s Mustard, wait ten minutes, then rinse clean with water. The vinegar in mustard helps clean the tarnish from brass.

Gold Medal Flour, Morton Salt, and Heinz White Vinegar. Mix equal parts Gold Medal Flour and Morton Salt and add one teaspoon Heinz White Vinegar to make a thick paste. Spread a thick layer of the salty flour on the brass object and let dry. Rinse and wipe off paste. The acetic acid in the vinegar dissolves the tarnish, and the salt works as a mild abrasive,

Heinz Ketchup. Cover the brass object with Heinz Ketchup, let sit for ten minutes, then rinse clean. The acids from the tomatoes and the acetic acid from the vinegar clean brass.

Kool-Aid. Mix the contents of one packet of any flavor Kool Aid with two quarts water and soak your brass in the fruit- flavored drink. The citric acid cleans brass. (Be sure to discard the Kool-Aid afterward so nobody accidentally drinks it.)

Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce. To clean tarnish from brass, apply Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce with a damp cloth, rub gently, and then rinse clean.

Morton Salt and ReaLemon. Make a paste from Morton Salt and ReaLemon lemon juice, scrub gently, and then rinse with water. The lemon juice chemically removes the tarnish, and the salt works as a mild abrasive.

Parsons’ Ammonia. Scrub brass lightly with a soft brush dampened with Parsons’ Ammonia.

 

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