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How Do I Keep My Pet’s Brass Tag Looking New?

Not all ID tags are created equal. Depending on what metal you select for your pet’s new tag, it may need a bit more care to keep it looking brand new. Brass tags are a great option for your pup and are a customer favorite, but they do require additional care to keep them shiny and readable. 

How Is Brass Different?

Brass is a metal that is softer than stainless steel. The beautiful gold coloring is known to tarnish, or appear dirty, due to a chemical reaction caused by air or moisture. This may also cause your tag engraving to look like it is shallow or wearing off.

How Do I Fix It?

Although your tag may look worn out, there is an easy fix. Brass is a metal that can be cleaned with metal polish or a DIY cleaner. Simply use a soft cloth to wipe the tag, add polish and buff until you have your pet’s tag looking like new.

Where Do I Find Brass Cleaner?

dogIDs now carries a simple brass cleaner that works great on our tags, as well as a ton of other metals. You can find it here.

The engraving has become faded and dull due to tarnishing.

DIY Brass Cleaners

If you’d rather not buy a cleaner just for your brass products, a Do-It-Yourself cleaner is a great option too!

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About Hannah Savoy

Hannah is the Marketing Manager at dogIDs. She spends most of her time focused on emails, digital ads and social media. Hannah is a dog lover and can talk for hours about her furry nephews and nieces. She hopes to have a furry friend of her own very soon!