Pour enough salt into a dish to cover the entire piece of brass you wish to clean.
Stir in either lemon juice or vinegar slowly, until you are left with a thick, consistent paste.
Dip a cleaning rag into the paste, and wipe it onto the brass surface. Apply a thin layer of the paste to the brass, and let sit for one hour.
Rinse a clean cloth with warm water, and wring out.
Wipe the paste off of the brass with the damp cloth.
Buff the brass with a clean, dry cloth to restore shine to the brass.
Things You Will Need
- Lemon, lemon juice or vinegar
- Cleaning cloths
- Knife (optional)
- Alternatively, cut a lemon in half, sprinkle one half with a thick coating of salt, and rub directly onto the brass surface. Let sit for one hour, then wipe with a damp cloth and buff with a dry cloth.