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Restoring/cleaning chandelier - Help!

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Coconutfeet Thu 14-Mar-13 12:12:28

We have a lovely delicate chandelier that's been packed away in what's turned out to be a damp cupboard. blush Some of the metal is now slightly rusty. Any suggestions on the best way to remove this?

I also need to clean all the crystals. One site I looked at suggested a bleach solution. Is this best or can you recommend anything else?

PigletJohn Thu 14-Mar-13 13:15:07

the crystals, soft sponge, water with WUL, polish off with an old vest. You may find you can unstring them from the metalwork. If they have a tobacco smoke film <boak> use meths then repeat the WUL and vest.

to treat the rust, use Jenolite rust remover from a motor accessory store. No other rust treatment, must be Jenolite liquid which is an acid. Apply with a small paintbrush, just on the rust. Gloves, goggles, follow instructions etc. The brass plating will be gone though. Keep a bowl of water handy to wash off any drips or splashes immediately.

SecondhandRose Thu 14-Mar-13 22:34:00

I once read hang it up and then spray it with water spray and let the dust drip off.

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