Metal Cleaning

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How to Clean Brass Hardware

It's your time to shine.

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Caring for Cast Iron

This cookware can last you a lifetime if you treat it well.

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Cleaning Sterling Silver

The best way to keep your sterling silver shining is to understand what it actually is.

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Cleaning Brass - Care and Repair

With the right cleaning solutions and a little bit of elbow grease, you can make your brass shine like new again.

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Copper Cleaning and Care

Do you like the shiny, new appeal or rustic patina?

rusty metal
How to Use a Rust Neutralizer

It can save you money and hassle over time.

A box with jewelry.
What Not to Clean Jewelry With

Proper care and cleaning will keep your jewelry looking beautiful.

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How to Clean White Corrosion From Metals

You can purchase a special cleaner to take care of white corrosion on metals, or you can use one of these simple home methods.

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What is the Best Paint to Use on Brass?

The job will be easier if you know which paint to use.

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Working with Precious Metals: Four Things to Keep In Mind

Whether you have precious metals in your jewelry, fixtures in your home, or elsewhere inside of your house, it's important that you take care of these items. Protecting the precious metals from harm will help to ensure that they remain beautiful and valuable for many years to come. When you're working

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How to Clean Wrought Iron Outdoor Furniture

If your wrought iron outdoor furniture is in need of a thorough cleaning, you'll be pleased to learn that this type of outdoor furniture is very easy to clean. With the aid of a few common household tools, you can make your wrought iron outdoor furniture sparkle. Tools You'll Need Liquid soap Water

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How to Tell the Difference Between Bronze, Brass and Copper

Don't accidentally damage precious items with improper care.

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Precious Metal Recovery: 5 Do's and Don'ts

Nearly all pieces of technology that are available today contain at least one type of precious metal.

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5 Tips for Sealing an Asphalt Driveway

Sealing an asphalt driveway is an important step to protect your investment. Installing an asphalt driveway

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3 Eco-Friendly Cleaners for Your Stainless Steel Sink

Going eco-friendly in your choice of household products is a very positive step toward saving the environment.

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Remove Rust from Your Mailbox in 4 Steps

When exposed metal such as on your outdoor mailbox reacts with the oxygen in the air, a process called

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How to Polish Oxidized Silver

Oxygen is good for us, but not as good for your utensils.

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How to Separate Precious Metal

High heat is required to separate precious metals.

Damaged and dented stainless steel with rust stains.
How to Remove Rust from Stainless Steel

These steps will leave your stainless steel sparkling.

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How to Clean Aluminum Utensils

Aluminum is an affordable utensils material option.

A set of three aluminum pots sitting on a stove top.
Aluminum Cleaning, Care, and Repair

Use typical household items to clean your aluminum cookware.

Red copper pipe.
When to Use Copper Lacquer

Copper lacquer prevents tarnishing and corrosion.

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How to Clean a Metal Coffee Table

Modern or old, keep it looking vibrant and new.

a metal tap.
How to Remove a Stain from Metal

Normal wear and tear can cause stains.

Copper utensils hanging on a rack.
How to Clean Copper with Acetone

This method can clean-up what other methods left behind.

A man installs a stainless steel range hood.
How to Clean a Stainless Steel Range Hood

A stainless steel range hood is very durable.

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The Pewter FAQs

Pewter may be pitted or stained by acids and other chemicals in some foods, so wash immediately after

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Chrome Cleaning, Care and Repair

Chromium, a hard blue white metal, has a brilliant luster used as a plating on other metals. Chrome bumpers,

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How to Remove Rust from Metal Tools

Rust is a very common form of corrosion and can be found anywhere, thus, it’s important to know

A brass doorknob on a red door.
Cleaning Brass Using Vinegar

Oxidation causes tarnish on brass, but a few simple household items can restore brass to a beautiful shine.

Rust Repair Using Fiberglass

Use fiberglass to fix your rust problems.

Rusty metal doors.
Removing Rust from Metal Doors

Metal doors are super durable, but need to be cleaned.

Dual chrome exhaust on a motorcycle
How to Clean Chrome Exhaust Pipes

Knowing how to clean chrome exhaust pipes can keep them sparkling and improve the look of your car or motorcycle.

Copper contacts and connectors in cords.
How to Clean Copper Contacts

Copper can get dirty or deteriorate with use, but a few household items can restore life to the copper contacts in your devices.

A sheet of copper with bluish green buildup on the surface.
How to Clean Off Copper Buildup

Copper is used in many personal and household items.

Aluminum pots and pans.
Scratch Removal Methods for Aluminum Pans

Aluminum pans often get damaged from day to day use.

copper pots and pans on a rack
3 Ways to Prevent Copper Corrosion

There are some ways to prevent copper corrosion, even though it's a bit of a fight against the natural way that copper corrodes.

A rusty car panel.
How to Use Bondo for Rust Repair

Over time, rust can eat through the metallic surface of any vehicle.

nickel-plated silverware in need of polishing
How to Polish Nickel Plating

Harsh cleaners and abrasives can damage nickel plating.

Copper pots and pans hanging from a wooden rack.
What Chemicals Clean Copper Best

There are several chemicals on the market that can clean copper.

Aluminum pot
4 Recipes for Homemade Aluminum Cleaning Solutions

Aluminum items, such as pots and pans, are susceptible to being tarnished. You can make them look new again.

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Homemade Copper Roofing Cleaners

Copper roofing can be a beautiful touch to a building, but it means regular cleaning to keep its shining luster.

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6 Tips for Disinfecting Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen cabinets can harbor bacteria.

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4 Tips to Prevent Oxidation on Aluminum Pans

Oxidation on aluminum pans will cause discoloration and be unsightly.