Removing Rust From Brass

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Removing rust from brass is done by applying a good brass cleaner to the surface, letting it sit on the brass and buffing the excess product away. Use ketchup to remove detailed areas of rust with instructions from a professional house cleaner in this free video on housekeeping.

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Hi, I'm Rachel Yatuzis and I'm going to show you how to remove rust from brass. You'll need some gloves to protect your hands from the solution, things you might be, you know, exposed to. A good brass cleaner, ketchup and some Q-tips for detailing. So, you just want to put your gloves on. Have your metal polish handy and get a cloth that you really you know, everybody has rags around the house that they use for things like this. You don't mind if it maybe gets stained or ruined, or you know, not not a decorative towel. You want to get a little bit of the brass cleaner in this and just polish it onto your brass. It's kind of a pasty material and you want to leave it on there for a minute and just keep buffing it as you go all around the brass. Buff it on there really good and wipe it off with a dry side of the towel. This'll get rid of most of the rust, and if you have any really stubborn parts, or any small detailing around...whoops...like maybe these knobs on this picture frame. You want to apply some ketchup to them with a Q-tip. Let the ketchup sit on there until it dries and then wipe it off with a damp cloth which is then you know, dip the cloth in water and then wipe away the ketchup. Repeat that until the brass is totally clean and it'll be shinin' like brand new. I'm Rachel Yatuzis and that is how you remove rust from brass.

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