Cleaning up old metal drawer pulls/knobs
I've taken to snatching good pulls and knobs from "roadside" furniture.
I recently snatched a few nice "brass" pulls from a trashed, but one-time nice real wood dresser. They are not old (as in antique), but are old as in dirty/discolored from use. They are hollow on the back and use modern fastening screws. I'm assuming the brass is just the standard plate on pot metal.
How best to clean them up? Would something like silver or aluminum polish work?
I'm sure some would not find it worth it to clean them up, but I'm betting they'd go for at least $5-10 each new retail. I see this as both recycling (I'm environmentally conscious), and money saving.