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Chains Oxidation

Hello all! Hopefully someone can help me with yet another
dilemma…Why is is that when I oxidize my chains the color
lightens to a yellowish/brownish hue over time. I will have a fresh
looking piece that in a few weeks looks awful…any advice??

Laura

Why is is that when I oxidize my chains the color lightens to a
yellowish/brownish hue over time 

This sounds like a problem I used to have when I buffed off oxidation
with #0000 steel wool. I loved the effect, but tiny shards of steel
often remain behind, which then rust- at least I think that’s what
was happening.

Allan Mason
silvermason.com

This sounds like a problem I used to have when I buffed off
oxidation with #0000 steel wool. I loved the effect, but tiny
shards of steel often remain behind, which then rust- at least I
think that's what was happening. 

I believe steel wool is slightly oiled and this can cause oxidation
problems down the road. Clean vigorously after steel wool(ing).

Thackeray Taylor
Rio Grande Technical Support
800-545-6566