Keeping Your Accessories At Their Best
Routine cleaning (see below) repeated for a few days, will address superficial staining.
- For rust spots created by a fragment or ordinary steel becoming embedded in the surface (identified by a “halo” around the affected area) pat with a 10% solution of nitric acid on a soft cloth or earbud, repeat until removed.
- Hard rubbing will be required for severe stains, use a fine household abrasive (nylon scouring pad) and 10% nitric acid. Acid treatments must be followed by rinsing in ammonia or soda bicarb solution.
- Be careful when using Acid or Amonia, avoid contact, if accidental contact does occur then rinse immediately and soak in ammonia or soda bicarb solution, followed by normal cleaning.
Dust and Mud:
Remove heavy debris with a high pressure cleaner or garden hose, then wash with a mild
Oil and Grease:
Remove heavier deposits by wiping off first, followed by a wash with warm water and a
A paste made from fine chalk of Soda Bicarb with a soft cloth can be used,
Warm water and sunlight liquid with a soft cloth or sponge.