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Outside parts for our main door lockset lost the shine

The outside parts for our main door brass-look lockset got discolored with age - lost the shine. Is there a way to replace just those parts without having the buy and install a full lock set for main door?

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Have you thought about respraying them , i do it all the time as i,m a fully qualified painter -decorator ,
just remove the locks thoroughly clean them in mineral turps then allow to dry , spray with metal primer leave to dry then spray with brass coloured spray paint , you can even spray over the top with clear coat to retain the shine , they will look good as new [ actually better ]

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