- In a pot large enough to immerse at least half the item, make up a bakingsoda and water solution (approx. 1 tablespoon baking soda to each quart ofwater).
- Bring the solution to a boil. Submerse the item in the boiling solution andallow to boil for twenty to thirty minutes. The coating will soften andbegin to peel off.
- Carefully remove from the solution and wash in warm, soapy water, scrubbing witha nylon pot scrubber to remove the softened coating. (Do not use steelwool, etc.).
- Finally, clean with copper cleaner (available at most supermarkets) and asoft sponge. This last step should remove any residual coating.
- If your pot was only large enough for you to remove half the coating at atime, repeat procedure to remove the remaining coating.
- The protective coating can also be removed using lacquer thinner (availableat hardware stores).
- Apply thinner with a soft cloth, and immediately wipewith a clean cloth. Repeat as necessary until all lacquer has been removed,paying special attention to remove lacquer from crevices and around handles.
- Follow by washing the item in warm, soapy water and finish by cleaning withcopper cleaner.
- Please read and follow the instructions printed on the lacquer thinnercontainer.