How to Restore a Metal Belt Buckle

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Clothing and accessories help you express your individuality and sense of style. Belt buckles come in varied shapes and styles and are often made of metal such as brass, copper and bronze. These metals are prone to tarnishing or discoloration, which can be more stubborn to remove than simple dust and dirt residue. The good news is that if the metal buckle on your belt has collected a dirty residue or tarnished over time you can restore its shine quickly and easily with a few basic household materials.

Mix 1/2 a cup of vinegar and 5 cups of water together in a bowl.

Dip the toothbrush into the vinegar mix.

Scrub the tarnished metal gently with the toothbrush for 3 to 5 minutes. The vinegar will work to dissolve the tarnish.

Wipe the metal buckle down with a dry cloth before the vinegar has a chance to dry.

Apply a small amount of metal polish to a cotton cloth.

Polish the belt buckle for 3 to 5 minutes with the cloth. Move from one end to the other in straight lines to avoid leaving a pattern on the metal.

Remove any excess metal polish with a clean cotton cloth before the polish has a chance to dry. Your belt buckle should now appear shiny and restored.