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How to clean antique brass hooks and eyelets that have turned black/

Question (originally posted by @GJbass): My White's semi-dress have antique hook & eyelets that've turned black over the course of 4 years wear. I don't know how to clean them to get their original luster back & neither does White's. They suggested sending them back to the factory or using a brass wire brush but I don't want to do either.

 

Does anyone have any suggestions? 

 

You can see what the original state used to be "underneath" where the laces typically lay.

 

Answer (originally posted by @benhour): It's a quite easy procedure !! you can use a dremel and the polishing tip (maybe use one drop of brasso cleaner) and they'll look like new!! just have a steady hand and put at low rpm!

 

 

 

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