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Keeping Silver from tarnishing [Was: tumble polish problem]


#1

Nancy-An antiiiique dealer I know recommended keeping as piece of
plain old aluminum foil in the case with the silver. She said it
prevents tarnishing for a really long time. Has anyone tried this
? Does anyone know of any reason NOT to do it? Sandra


#2

keep a piece of white chalk with your silver and it shouldn’t
tarnish


#3

I’ve used the anti-tarnish strips from Rio Grande with fair
sucess, then I tried putting a small piece of ordinary white chalk
in each jewelry tray, and that seems to keep pieces in very good
condition. I also made covers for my jewelry trays, using clear,
heavy duty vinyl and Velcro. That seems to help a lot. I hate to
admit it, but I’ve had a few pieces for several years and no
tarnish!

Ruth


#4
Nancy-An antiiiique dealer I know recommended keeping as piece of
plain old aluminum foil in the case with the silver.  She said it
prevents tarnishing for a really long time.  Has anyone tried this
?  Does anyone know of any reason NOT to do it?   Sandra

Dry beans also help, any type any color, also rice. My first
outdoor show is coming up in two weeks, I’ll try aluminum foil
under my black beans and let you know. Thanks for the tip.

Nancy


#5

An old trick for cleaning tarnished silver spoons: tear up small
pieces of alu foil, place in boiling water with the spoons, after
about ten min,as if by magic the tarnish is on the foil and not
the silver, If this works why should the foil damage the rings? I saw
this cleaning process on “tips from the trade” on BBC2 (only in
England) and it worked well, I suppose it could be used on silver
rings also, save allot of work.

John,
Manchester,
England.


#6

Silver is tarnished by the action of sunlight which creates
sulphur dioxide on the surface. A good way to stop silver
tarnishing is to keep it out of sunlight.

Richard Whitehouse
UK

Email: riich@rw.clara.net