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Old 12-31-05, 06:22 PM
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Unhappy copper hinges

I have 50 year old copper hinges on my cabinet doors, any ideas how to get them back to their original bright luster? I've tried plain old washing and one copper cleaner I found at the local home store with no luck! Any ideas are greatly appreciated, I will try anything!! Thanks!
 
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Old 12-31-05, 07:36 PM
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ginadoll45, Welcome to the DIY Forums.
Are you sure the hinges have not been coated with a varnish type sealer? This may be the problem with cleaning them. An acidic type juice such as lemon juice (or even vinegar) and maybe a little salt for really bad spots should clean it. then rinse with water. Good luck.
 
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Old 01-03-06, 03:05 PM
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Thanks, a lot I will try this to see if this works. Many thanks!!
 
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Old 01-03-06, 04:52 PM
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Hinges likely have a lacquer coating. Hinges can be removed and soaked in lacquer thinner to remove coating. Then polish with quality metal polish. Wipe with thinner to remove residue. Then, spray a couple coats of clear lacquer on hinges.
 
 

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