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Brass Collectibles: "You can bet your BRASS!"
Cleaning brass collectibles is important in maintaining their worth. Over time brass will lose its luster, so it's good to give it a makeover if and when it needs it. Restoring an item to its original look is also a good way to familiarize yourself with it. Here's what to do:
1. If your brass collectible has parts that are not brass, remove then as to avoid any damage incurred from the cleaning process. Lay your brass out on newspaper with something beneath that you don't mind getting dirty.
2. Using steel wool and paint stripper/acetone, scrub until you begin to see the original brass look of your collectible.
3. Once clean, use a product like Brasso to shine your item. Follow the instructions on the bottle.
4. Reassemble your item and enjoy its shine!
Depending on the size and intricacy of your collectible, you may have to make your own tools to clean it. If there are lots of little crevaces and hard to reach places, use skewers with wool wrapped around them to go deep into all the cracks and crannys.