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Old 17th Mar 2014, 12:44 am   #59
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Default Re: Improvising with Household Items.

For the first time ever, I've just used tomato ketchup to clean tarnished brass; worked superbly well! I think the use of ketchup was mentioned of the forum back in 2006, so I hope it's not too soon to repeat. In detail, I used Heinz mixed with about 20% water and left it for 5-10 minutes. I'd already spent some time polishing the surface but a few patches were proving very stubborn. Very slight "pinking" after etching but that polished out very quickly.

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