Pix? If you have rust on the gold wash, that's really tricky to do. To be honest, I've not tried, but a tiny bit of chemistry and/or rubbing tend to remove the gold wash very easily. I'll leave others who have tried answer for real. Regardless, a picture is worth a jillion words with most stuff like this. Stick one up here and you'll get lotsa responses, I bet.
Me to wife (truth!): "Does she really need all these Barbie dolls? You only need two to have a conversation. Why so many?"
Wife, not skipping a beat: "It's kinda like your straight razors..."