Removing Hard Water Deposits On Brass Fountains

I have 2 indoor brass water fountains that have accumulated hard water deposits of calcium lime I believe, on the surface of where the water trickles down on the fountains. I once used the CLR Limeaway but it removed some of the paint that the brass has. Is there anything out there that I can use to clean away the deposits? The sculptured brass fountains have lost a lot of their beauty because of the white deposits all over them.

Jesse from El Paso, TX

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June 20, 20080 found this helpful

Vinegar. Wet some towels and place them on the area and let sit, and then rinse and repeat as necessary.

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June 21, 20080 found this helpful

Vinegar is an acid, as is CLR, but it is not as strong. It should be enough to remove the lime deposits. Don't let the vinegar sit for a long time. I would just spray it on the lime, let it fizz and bubble, maybe scrub with an old toothbrush. And then rinse off. If one application doesn't do the trick, repeat as many times as you need to.

In the future you could use softened water, or distilled water to avoid the lime deposits.

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June 29, 20160 found this helpful

Listen guys...from a California point of view, using distilled water seems so wrong. Take the time to just add a teaspoon of vinegar once a week . Be responsible and meet your needs too.

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