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Help Cleaning German Silver one more time


#1

Hi,

I have many different purse frames from the turn of the century that need
cleaning. Most I think are German “silver” and others are various other
metals I suppose. I’m getting closer on a recommendation for getting these
clean, but still need more help.

Is there any cleaner you can recommend that could clean the German
"silver" as well as the other frame metals?

I got some good directions for cleaning the metal mesh of the bags, but
I’m not sure what Ethanol is or where I can get it. I was also told to use
citric acid with Thiourea, (don’t know where to get these either).

It was also suggested to me to use a Lye water mix. Does anyone know what
will do the job the best on the frames. They are very tarnished but not
rusty.

Thanks so much again,
Skye


#2

Skye said,

I got some good directions for cleaning the metal mesh of the bags, but
I’m not sure what Ethanol is or where I can get it. I was also told to use
citric acid with Thiourea, (don’t know where to get these either).

Ethanol is the technical name for de-natured alcohol. It’s available at
most hardware & paint stores. Citric acid with thiourea is available from
chemical suppliers or check with the pharmacist at your drugstore. If they
don’t stock it, they can usually order it for you.

Dave