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Carbona Silver Wipes - Safe?


#1

I bought a packet of Carbonated Silver Wipes to try on my Sterling Silver tea service. I believe it is plated. It worked like a charm. You just gently wipe the item and then rinse in warm water and dry with soft cloth. No running needed. Really made quick work of a tedious job. Now I’m suspicious…can this really be safe or will it wear away the silver?


#2

You’re contradicting yourself. It can’t be sterling and plated. It is one or the other. If you don’t know, look at the marks on the bottom of the pieces.
C~


#3

If any item is stamped EPNS this means “electro-plated nickel silver”, not silver, but metal that is just simply plated to look like real McCoy!

Gerry! from my mobile-phone!


#4

First off - I’m asking about the safety of the wipes and somehow spell check changed the title of this thread. The brand name of the wipes is: Carbona. They are not “carbonated wipes.”

Second - I have several different pieces of this stuff and most of the markings have been polished off. What I can make out on one is: Forbes Silver Co USA Quadruple. Then there is a stamp looks like: 517. Then engraved by hand: 5773-10


#5

It is plated. Sterling is always marked 925 or sterling… unless it is so old it is coin and even then, you would have maker’s marks.
Cameron
ps glad I am not the only one dealing with the hell known as “auto-correct”. My phone has recently started to turn you into thou…


#6

Nan- Jeffery Herman is the person to ask.
Jo Haemer


#7

Oh yes…Thank you Jo. I was hoping he would see this… or that maybe someone else was familiar with that company’s products.


#8

I would second Jeffery Herman.
Peace
http://www.hermansilver.com/care.htm


#9

tagging @Jeffrey_Herman2.

Also I fixed the title to read Carbona, not carbonated.