Clean Tarnished Brass

  • (tarnish) discoloration of metal surface caused by oxidation
  • Tarnish is a thin layer that forms over copper, brass, silver, aluminum, and other semi-reactive metals as their outermost layer undergoes a chemical reaction. Tarnish is mainly caused by chemicals in the air, such as sulfur dioxide.
  • (tarnish) make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically; "The silver was tarnished by the long exposure to the air"; "Her reputation was sullied after the affair with a married man"
  • Lose or cause to lose luster, esp. as a result of exposure to air or moisture
  • Make or become less valuable or respected
  • make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from; "Clean the stove!"; "The dentist cleaned my teeth"
  • free from dirt or impurities; or having clean habits; "children with clean shining faces"; "clean white shirts"; "clean dishes"; "a spotlessly clean house"; "cats are clean animals"
  • Make (something or someone) free of dirt, marks, or mess, esp. by washing, wiping, or brushing
  • Remove the innards of (fish or poultry) prior to cooking
  • clean and jerk: a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead
  • A decorative object made of such an alloy
  • an alloy of copper and zinc
  • A memorial, typically medieval, consisting of a flat piece of inscribed brass, laid in the floor or set into the wall of a church
  • A yellow alloy of copper and zinc
  • a wind instrument that consists of a brass tube (usually of variable length) that is blown by means of a cup-shaped or funnel-shaped mouthpiece
  • administration: the persons (or committees or departments etc.) who make up a body for the purpose of administering something; "he claims that the present administration is corrupt"; "the governance of an association is responsible to its members"; "he quickly became recognized as a member of
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clean tarnished brass - Tarnished Angels
Tarnished Angels [VHS]
Tarnished Angels [VHS]
Rock Hudson has never been better than as the hard-headed newsman with a romantic soft spot for a team of gypsy fliers--especially the sexy parachute-jumping Dorothy Malone--in Douglas Sirk's adaptation of William Faulkner's Pylon. It's the Depression, and the volatile little family--disillusioned World War I ace Robert Stack; his doting wife Malone; his sad, lovesick mechanic Jack Carson; and Stack's hero-worshipping son--has landed in New Orleans for a Mardi Gras air show. Stack's mania for flying ("I need to fly, just like an alcoholic needs his drink!") keeps him at arm's length from his loving family, and he even sacrifices his wife's virtue for a shot at piloting his archrival's spare plane, but his brittle emotional armor cracks in a stunning moment of redemption. Douglas Sirk trades his vivid Technicolor palette for shadowy black-and-white CinemaScope (the gorgeous widescreen compositions are tragically lost on pan-and-scan video) to create a dark, desperate vision of the Depression, where deadened souls wait for the next spectacular crash as fliers recklessly race around pylons. Sirk heightens the alienation with the most stylized shooting of his career: cameras peer through transom windows, shadows slash through scenes, and grotesque Mardi Gras costumes wander through almost every scene. This production is considered by many, including Faulkner himself, to be the best adaptation of the author's work, and it remains Sirk's most bleakly beautiful film. --Sean Axmaker

Brass door hardware, before and after.
Brass door hardware, before and after.
We bought more solid wood doors from the Restore. They're about 100 years old. One had the original hardware which is probably worth twice what we paid for the door. It's really tarnished, but I'm cleaning it with steel wool, vinegar, brass polish and Goof Off. The combination of all those things is working. I think I need to seal it with polyurethane to keep it bright. Need to investigate that. Any advice is appreciated.
Peek a boo
Peek a boo
Kidlet peeks at me through my euph.
clean tarnished brass