Tartaric Acid to Clean Brass, Silver, and Copper

To clean brass, silver, and copper, mix 1 teaspoon tartaric acid with 5 pints of warm water and a few drops of dish soap. Stir till tartaric acid dissolves. Use plastic gloves to protect your hands. Immerse items 2-5 minutes. Tartaric acid can be found in the spice department of grocery stores or you may have some in your own cupboard!

By duckie-do from Cortez, CO

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December 2, 20100 found this helpful

Is tartaric acid the same as cream of tartar? I've never seen tartaric acid in the spice dept of my grocery store.

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December 3, 20100 found this helpful

I am thinking the same thing SavingGrace. I googled it and it said a form of it is cream of tartar but I don't know if you could use it as Duckie-do said.

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