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Post was not sent - check your email addresses! If any lacquer does not wash away in the rinse, wipe away the remainder with a clean cloth or cotton swabs. This includes heavy gloves for your hands, safety goggles for your face, and an up-to-date extinguisher. But this is truly terrible stuff for people: This is best done while running the item under water, as a dry piece of brass may not release its lacquer easily. The most powerful and universal stripper for organic coatings like clearcoats -- and which should not harm any metals -- is aircraft stripper methylene chloride.
Boil for 15 minutes. Using long, sweeping strokes, apply the varnish remover. A clear, protective lacquer coating is often applied to copper and brass tea kettles and other kitchen utensils, to retard or prevent tarnishing.
The baking soda should have dissolved by this point. Cleaning Brass Print Edit Send fan mail to authors.
Place a deep glass or metal container onto a non-combustible surface. Join our Email List. Wear good rubber gloves and eye protection. Hi Dana.