help for cleaning cabinet hardware

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Kjs, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. Kjs

    Kjs Guest

    We are in the process of repainting our bathroom. Unfortunately our cabinets are painted. I took off the hardware and although I really like the hardware it is a bit corroded or green I believe from the moisture of the bath/shower.

    I scrubbed one with SOS, and turned out pretty good. Any other idea's?
  2. nvts

    nvts Active Member

    If you have any Tarnex in the house, that really does a great job!

  3. mrscatinthehat

    mrscatinthehat Seussical

    Could try soaking in vinegar if I remember correctly that is supposed to work.

  4. everywoman

    everywoman Active Member

    Line the bottom of your sink with aluminum foil. Sprinkle on baking soda. Add vinegar. Soak and then polish.
  5. nvts

    nvts Active Member

    I remember too that my mom would use toothpaste (not the gel kind) and a toothbrush. I've also heard the vinegar and baking soda hint too.

  6. meowbunny

    meowbunny New Member

    If it's brass, try lemon and salt. Cut a lemon in quarters, rub the brass with the lemon. Then gently apply salt and rub salt and lemon off. The brass will glow.
  7. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    If there's corosion, you may want to take a wire brush and gently brush off what you can. Then, you can get Rustoleum and spray them. You may be able to find the same color or similar color. The Rustoleum should stop further corrosion and prevent the moisture from creating more on top of it.