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Steps: 1. Combine 1/2 c. all-purpose flour, 1/2 c. table salt and 1/2 c. powdered laundry detergent. ( Image a.) 2. Stir in 3/4 c. white vinegar, 1/3 c. lemon juice and 1/2 c. very warm water. ( Image b.) 3. Dab a little bit of this mixture on the brass or copper surface with a clean, dry cloth and rub gently in a circular motion. ( Image c.) 4. Rinse with cool water. Dry and buff to a shine with a soft cotton rag. Tips: For tough stains use a toothbrush.

-- Anonymous, May 14, 2001


eHow to Remove Rust From Pots and Pans With a Potato

Steps: 1. Get one medium-sized potato. 2. Cut the potato lengthwise for maximum coverage of the rusted area. ( Image a.) 3. Dip the exposed portion of the potato into a mild abrasive such as baking soda, toothpaste or salt. ( Image b.) 4. Lightly wet the rusted area. 5. Firmly rub the potato over the rusted area until the rust is removed. ( Image c.) 6. Rinse. 7. Repeat steps if necessary.

-- Anonymous, May 14, 2001

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