How to Clean Antique Kerosene Lamps?

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To clean antique kerosene lamps, empty kerosene from the reservoir if any and fill it with detergent and hot water. Leave the combination of the detergent and hot water to settle for thirty minutes then pour it and repeat the same step. Use a brush with stiff bristles to clean the parts of the reservoir and rinse it with hot water. Apply vegetable oil and polish the metal parts with soft old linen. Use this process to clean any antique stove. To clean the lamp`s globe or chimney, immense it in warm water and detergent and remove soot using a brush. Rinse it with warm water and wipe the glass with lint-free linen.
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1. Empty any old kerosene in the bottom of the reservoir, also known as the font, and discard it according to your local hazardous-waste laws. Put a generous squirt of detergent in
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Put some lacquer thinner in it and let it set for a while. Should dissolve it and not cause any harm to the lamp.
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Dear Colette, Soapsuds containing ammonia, or suds made with a detergent, are very good for cleaning away the soot that collects on glass chimneys. Periodically the oil reservoir
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How to Clean Antique Kerosene Lamps
An antique kerosene lamp brings a little history into your home, but that's no excuse for leaving it in its grimy state. To keep it functioning properly with a beautiful appearance, you need to keep it clean. The brass components of the lamp are... More »
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