I am wondering if anyone out there knows how (manually or chemically) to remove an obstruction (a piece of electrical tape) from the brass arm of a chandelier. The chandelier is made out of cast brass and the opening is very small. If there is a way I can dig it out or some kind of chemical I can use that won't ruin the brass finish, please let me know.
I've heard of people doing this in similar cases: take the end of a shop-vac hose, duct tape it as airtight as you can to the opening of the chandelier arm, and turn on the shop-vac. They put out a lot of suction, and can easily suck an obstruction like this.