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What materials can be used to clean and maintain brass products?

Brass is a common copper alloy known for its excellent mechanical properties and golden yellow appearance. It is widely used in a variety of ornaments and industrial parts. However, brass is susceptible to oxidation and dirt during use, causing the surface to lose its luster. Therefore, regular cleaning and maintenance of brass products are very important. This article will detail several materials and methods suitable for cleaning and maintaining brass.

Materials suitable for cleaning brass products

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Lemon and baking soda

Ingredients to prepare: Fresh lemon, baking soda, water

Operation method:Cut the lemon, dip it in baking soda, and wipe the surface of the brass products directly. The acid-base neutralization reaction can effectively remove the oxidation layer and dirt from the surface of brass products. Finally, rinse the surface of the brass product with water, wipe it dry, and polish it.

Vinegar and salt

Ingredients to prepare:White vinegar, salt, water

Operation method:Dissolve salt in white vinegar and wipe the surface of brass products with a soft cloth or sponge dipped in the solution. The acidic vinegar solution can dissolve the oxide layer on the surface of the brass product, and the salt has a slight abrasive effect, allowing the white vinegar and the oxide layer to fully contact. After a period, rinse and dry.

Tomato sauce

Ingredients to prepare:Ketchup

Operation method:Evenly spread tomato paste on the surface of brass products, let it stand for 10-20 minutes, and wipe it clean with a soft cloth. The acidic ingredients in ketchup can effectively remove oxides and dirt from the surface of brass products. Finally, rinse with water and wipe dry.

Special brass cleaner

Materials to prepare:Commercially available brass cleaner

Operation method:Use a special brass cleaning agent according to the product instructions. Usually, apply the cleaning agent to the surface of brass products, leave it for a few minutes, wipe it clean with a soft cloth, and then rinse with water and wipe dry.

Materials suitable for maintaining brass

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Mineral oil

Materials to prepare:Mineral oil

Operation method:Apply a thin layer of mineral oil on the surface of the cleaned brass products to prevent oxygen in the air from contacting the brass surface and delay the oxidation process.

Car wax

Materials to prepare:Car wax

Operation method:Apply a layer of car wax to the brass surface and polish it evenly with a soft cloth. Car wax not only enhances shine but also forms a protective film that prevents oxidation and dirt from adhering.


Materials to prepare:Clear varnish

Operation method:Apply clear varnish to the surface of the cleaned and completely dry brass product. Varnish can effectively isolate air and moisture, providing long-term protection.

Benefits of cleaning and maintaining brass products

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Prolong the service life:Regular cleaning and maintenance can effectively extend the service life of brass products, maintaining their beauty and functionality.

Improve the appearance:Brass products, after cleaning and maintenance, can restore their original luster and color, improving the overall beauty.

Corrosion prevention:Cleaning and maintenance can remove surface oxidation and dirt to prevent further corrosion and damage.

Our advice

Regular maintenance:Develop a regular cleaning and maintenance plan. According to the use environment and frequency of brass products, reasonably arrange the cleaning and maintenance cycle.

Use professional products:Choose high-quality cleaners and maintenance materials to ensure the cleaning and maintenance effect. At the same time, follow the product instructions to avoid overuse or improper use.

Protective measures:In daily use, minimize the contact between brass products and acidic or alkaline substances. Avoid scratches and collisions, and keep the surface intact.


Cleaning and maintaining brass products is a key step in preserving their beauty and functionality. By using lemon and baking soda, vinegar and salt, tomato paste, and other natural materials, or special cleaning agents, you can effectively remove oxidation layers and dirt. Maintenance by applying mineral oil, car wax, or varnish can delay the oxidation process and maintain the luster of the brass surface. Regular maintenance and proper use of professional products will effectively extend the service life of brass products and improve their overall value. I hope the suggestions in this article provide you with practical guidance and help when cleaning and maintaining brass products.


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