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Restore brass window hardware

If you own a Dremel Multitool you already know it has plenty of uses, and we used our Dremel Multitool to restore brass window hardware.


Being an avid DIY enthusiast has is downfalls, especially when you are doing different projects every single day. Not only do I do DIY projects for Home-Dzine and DIY Divas, I also put together projects for Easy DIY magazine and Good Woodworking (UK) magazine. While I have plenty of fun doing projects, time limits sometimes mean that not all my projects are 100% finished before I have to move on to the next project.





I'm now going through my house, room by room, and finishing off or doing small projects that have been ignored for a while. One such projects is my window hardware. I don't have the luxury of a domestic and there are little things that tend to be put off, and the brass window hardware is one of those. Over the years these have gone from shiny to dull due to lack of regular polishing.

Restoring brass window hardware is easy if you own a Dremel Multitool. All you need is a Dremel 80-grit flap wheel that you can buy at Builders for around R81 (depending on location). Fit the flap wheel into your Dremel Multitool and switch on. I love to use my Dremel 8200 cordless multitool, which is the same as a Dremel 4000 but without the power cord. Now I just need to remember to clean my brass hardware on a regular basis so they don't get so dirty!

I'm not going to bore you with instructions since using the flap wheel is as easy as 1-2-3. Simply insert into your multitool, switch on and go to work. I've have tried various other Dremel accessories to clean my brass window hardware, but the flap wheel is definitely the easiest and quickest method.

If you need to get into small details on your window hardware you might want to switch to the #428 Carbon Steel Brush. Unfortunately they didn't have this in stock at Builders but you can buy at Tools4Wood. While it doesn't do as good a job as the Flap Wheel, it does clean nicely even if it does take a bit longer.



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