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I have a glass door knob taken apart to clean but wonder do I have to remove the glass knob from the brass shaft in order to clean that piece of brass. I have seen many knobs break removing them and didn't want to immerse the knob in a solution until I ask.

  • Hello, and welcome to Home Improvement. Would you add a picture of the knob and shaft? And, you should probably take our tour so you'll know how best to participate here. – Daniel Griscom Feb 10 at 3:27
  • What type solution are you using? As long an not using a solution that may etch glass like HF hydrofluoric acid I don’t think I would worry about the glass, we used to use a cyanid solution to remove the patina on some homes that the owners wanted bright brass, after cleaning and rinsing and drying a clear spray lacquer sealed the brass so it would stay bright for years. – Ed Beal Feb 10 at 5:34

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