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Old 03-14-2008, 01:07 AM   #1
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1. I have some copper that have verdigris on them, ( i think thats what it is called)

how can i get this off? I am soaking it in vinegar right now, dont know if that will help or not..

2. I have a coupling and a threaded nipple that I cant separate, must have some sticky wort in it or something..

can I boil that in water to loosen it? or anything else?

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Old 03-14-2008, 01:21 AM   #2
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I am pretty sure bar keepers friend will get it if vinegar doesn't.

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yep, the boiling water did the trick to loosen the fittings..

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A copper cleaner such as Brasso will take the corrosion off. I think silver tarnish remover will too but read the instructions on the bottle first.

Steel wool or sand paper will take it off too.

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cool.. ill try that

it has been soaking in vinagar for 8 hours now.. and there are little white spots all over it that come off pretty easily.. any idea what that is?

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