I have a snap-hook, actualy several, which is used to attach a 1in.
rope to a brass or polished brass post. The apparently brass snap-hook
is very old and has become; dull, chipped, and green at certain
points. It may have been painted or "dipped/plated" in the past.
Restoration is my goal; Is it possible to make it beautiful again?
Without having it "plated/dipped"?
Why no go for the so called plating or dipping options. Whatever's wrong
with that sort of practice? I dip and palte most of my houseware.
Not to be confused with dipping a sheep, of course, a rural pastime city
folk don't seem to quite 'get', but as these items must surely be
inexpensive, I'd suggest you cut corners (not my usual advice!) and restore
via the art of a good dip. Plating is also a reassonable option, but I don't
know why you would consider it, for mere snap hooks?
Frankly, it seems a waste of your time, best spent elsewhere, possibly
unrelated to home cleaning. My life is not the common drudgery my interest
in home cleaning might indicate to you, of those who remember my past
contributions to the group, I'm what you might call a new man, open to new
ideas and persuasions, but the domestic enjoyment I gain from home cleaning
is immeasurable and can, in no way, be compared to other therapeutic and
sporting quests. I'm sure many of the subscribers to this newsgroup will
agree with me.
Good day to you.
Mr F. Bentos
Google is your friend. Try "brass polish" or "brass care" to start
The main thing is if your piece is plated or solid brass. If
plated,you won't want scrub too hard nor use anything too abrasive
that might remove the plating.
If solid, you can go a bit stronger.
Second, if the piece has a lacquer coat of some sort and it is
tarnished underneath the lacquer, you'll need to remove the lacquer in
order to get at the tarnish. Then you can re-lacquer if you want.
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