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You Will Need
- Some tarnished brass
- Several clean cotton cloths
- A bowl of water mixed with a dash of mild soap
- A pair of cotton gloves
- And brass polish
- A toothbrush or cotton swab
Make sure brass isn't lacquered
Make sure your brass isn't lacquered by checking for any discoloration where the lacquer has chipped—or by consulting a professional. You should not polish lacquered brass.
Wash the brass, using mild soapy water and one of the cloths.
Put on cotton gloves
Put on your cotton gloves to protect your fingers from the polish and the brass from the natural oils in your skin.
Dry brass completely
Dry the brass completely with a clean, dry cloth.
Apply polish to another cloth and polish the entire item.
Buff brass dry
Buff the brass dry with a clean dry cloth and admire your shiny, shiny brass.