Just got a couple of NOS brass radiators and they have some green spots on the brass how do you clean the brass. I have the way I have used for years but if I can find a better way I would do it that way.
I'm a big fan of Prism Polish (Get the paste, not liquid). -It works well with a minimum of elbow grease on brass that hasn't been terribly neglected—about the same effort as cleaning a window with Windex. -For badly neglected brass that requires "recovery," of course it'll take more effort and time, but it'll get there. -Part of the beauty of this stuff is that it's non-toxic, doesn't have the unhealthy, caustic ammonia fumes of most brass polishes and is non-flammable.
Because the neck of my radiator has a tendency to seep anti-freeze, which tarnishes and discolors brass like crazy in a shockingly short period of time, I keep a little jar of Prism Polish in my car. -Dab it on with a fingertip, rub it in with a paper napkin (I'm at McDonalds a lot), wipe it off and go order a Big-Mac & medium coffee.
I agree on the Prism, heard good things about it and bought a jar, it does a great job on brass. For very heavily tarnished brass, would probably want to do one of the mild acid cleans first, Google has info on that....
I have always used Brasso and never used anything else.
You must have the "old" Brasso. I've got a big jug of it and it works great. However I believe they changed the formula of Brasso. It is probably now more environmentally friendly or something.
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Yup, I'll send you my newer "Californiaised" bottle of brasso. Worthless compared to the old can.
One of the easiest I have found for really tarnished brass is Brite Boy.
Warren, I use "The Works" toilet bowl cleaner (a mild hydrocloric acid solution). It does quick job of removing the tarnish. I rinse
this and follow with my regular brass polish. I buy this at the Dollar Store.
B solution). It does a nice job
I flip-flop between Prism and Blue Magic. Both work well. Like Bob says, Prism doesn't wreak of the ammonia, but that said, I think Blue which does smell of it, might take a bit tougher tarnish off easier.
I'd be a bit careful with "The Works", as I do believe it'll wreck any paint it gets on if left long enough-and doesn't take long. The boat marina found that out the hard way when scrubbing water lines. They quit using it as quick as they started it!
Both Prism and Blue Magic (as well as Maas Metal Polish which I use) are roughly half the price on Ebay as online order. Might want to check before you order.
I put two videos on YouTube on this subject. You can see them here:
Anybody here try this stuff?, its pretty amazing.
I've tried Never-Dull and frankly was very disappointed in it. Went back to Prism and Blue Magic