There is one way to clean copper that is sure to be effective if other methods have proven ineffective. Sometimes, copper stains are very difficult to remove using traditional methods such as using tomato sauce, vinegar or salt. For copper stains that are difficult to clean, it is recommended to use acetone. Acetone is usually used as a component of nail polish remover products. But its uses are not limited. It can also work as a metal stain removal product.
Here's how to clean copper with Acetone
Make sure the work area does not contain plastic. Acetone is known to dissolve certain types of plastic. When cleaning copper materials that contain some plastic, remove the plastic if possible or use masking tape to cover the plastic. Protect hands using rubber gloves before applying acetone to the affected area. Open windows or doors for good air circulation. Acetone fumes can irritate living spaces, so check that there is sufficient ventilation in the room.
Take a cotton ball, cloth or rag and dampen it with acetone. Use to remove copper stains from metal surfaces. Acetone will dissolve any stains or oxidized residue leaving the surface smooth and shiny. Don't rub copper carelessly. Wipe evenly alternately from left to right or with up and down movements. It is important to apply light pressure when rubbing the copper. As soon as the stain is gone, stop rubbing.
To remove tarnish from hard-to-reach areas on copper utensils, it is best to dip the entire material in solvent. First, wash copper utensils with water and soap to remove dirt. Pour enough acetone into the container so that the copper utensils are completely submerged. Don't use plastic containers because they can leach. Glass containers are the best choice because they make the copper equipment visible from the outside. Place the entire copper product into the solvent and leave it there for an hour or two. Leave it longer if the stain is harder to remove. Remove the copper material from the container and wash it with clean water and soap.
After cleaning the copper with water and soap, use a clean cloth to polish the metal surface until it looks shiny. Make sure not to apply too much pressure to the metal as it is very soft compared to other types of metal. After that, wash the used cloth or cloth with water and detergent to remove any remaining acetone residue.
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