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Instant copper cleaner


#1

Thought I’d pass this discovery along.

I have a copper chain type bracelet that I wear rarely. I dug it out
today and of course it’s not looking so pretty.

Being in a lazy mood I didn’t want to get out polishing stuff, so on
a whim I sprayed it with “Lime- A-Way”.

As Emeril would say “BAM”!! instant bright copper shine.

Best to all,
Marc


#2
I sprayed it with "Lime- A-Way". As Emeril would say "BAM"!!
instant bright copper shine. 

So, what’s in Lime-A Way?

Noel


#3
I have a copper chain type bracelet that I wear rarely. I dug it
out today and of course it's not looking so pretty. Being in a lazy
mood I didn't want to get out polishing stuff, so on a whim I
sprayed it with "Lime- A-Way". 

A quick dip in either vinegar or lemon juice will produce the same
results on copper.

Kathy Johnson
Feathered Gems Jewelry
http://www.featheredgems.com
http://www.fgemz.com


#4

Ketchup on copper works great.


#5
So, what's *in* Lime-A Way? 

If it is the product produced by Rite-Kem, Inc., then the active
ingredient is phosphoric acid. Probably a bit stronger than colas.
You’ll also find Naval Jelly has lots of phosphoric acid.

You can see the MSDS here:
http://www.ritekem.com/msds/lime-away.pdf

Mike DeBurgh, GJG
Henderson, NV


#6

Anything with salt and acid will work. Lemon juice and salt, vinegar
and salt, salsa, hot sauce, etc. Ketchup has salt and vinegar in it.-

Jo Haemer
www.timothywgreen.com


#7

Hello Noel,

A Google search reveals that Lime-A-Way is phosphoric acid, which
incidentally is also an ingredient in the soft drink, Coke. It would
be a sort of pickle on copper.

Some years ago an Orchidian revealed that Coke was effective in rust
removal from steel tools. I’ve used that tip several times on rusted
drawer pulls, casters, and other antique furniture components.
Hmmm… I think I’ll try Lime-A-Way on a rusted item and see how it
works.

Judy in Kansas, where we have had a gentle lovely spring, but things
are heating up and it’s nearly time to sweat!! However, the walleye
are biting, so all is right with the world!


#8

Another option is to use vinegar or lemon juice with salt. The lemon
juice alone will eventially work, but add the salt and its almost
instantaneous… And a LOT less harsh than the Lime-a-way if you get
it on your skin.

Karen