Tarnished Hardware - February 25th 2003



Question from Sammy -----

Dear Shell,

I have some older, nice quality gold colored hinges and door handles that are more than 60 years old. They look like brass but I do not believe they are. I would like to keep them for their look. They are tarnished and do not have that shiny polished gold look. Are there any chemicals or methods to clean up/restore these old door hinges and handles?

Sammy

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Dear Sammy,

If the hardware is more than 60 years old there is a good chance it is solid brass. Remove all the hardware pieces from the doors and using a damp cloth (such as Denim) clean them with a product called Cobra. Allow to dry and then buff with a soft flannel cloth.

Itís Just That Easy!

Shell