After reading this link, I called Coach and they said to use Brasso on the brass hardware, but to avoid getting it on the purse.
Just found this on-line. I just found a great old Coach bag at a garage sale, the only problem is the brass looks worn. I think it's a coated brass and it's actually the coating that is coming off. I'm trying to figure out how to restore.
Coach says on their website they repair but not restore, so I don't think shining up brass is something they would do.
The name of the polish "denimnlace4" is trying to think of, is "Never Dull". It is a great metal polish. You can buy it in the automotive department at Wal Mart. It comes in a small silver and black can.
Unfortunately, I've had a few brain cells pass away in the past, and cannot recall the daggone name of the stuff, but my military now-ex-husband had a wonder fix for bright brass. It comes in a can and looks like dirty cotton, but polishes brass buckles to a fantastic shine. Maybe call a military surplus store to get the name of it. If I recall it soon, I'll post!
I make a paste out of the dry "barkeepers friend" scouring powder and rub it on. let it sit a bit, and then wipe it off. worked on the brass stuff at church.
I use Wenol metal polish-good on all metals. I got a tube of it at Williams Sonoma ages ago. Don't get any metal polish of any kind on the bag, however
I believe Coach has a lifetime guarantee on all of their handbags.
If you go to a Coach store, they will send your bag for you. I believe you have to pay shipping.
Coach will refurbish your handbag at no cost to you.
I'd also try Coach online - maybe they have suggestions on how to clean their brass fixtures.
??? Are you sure it's brass?? Becaz Brasso should clean it!
You could try other metal polishes - altho Brasso usually cleans a wide variety - maybe it's lacquered?
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