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Reddened silver from buffing


#1

Can anyone tell me why buffing my silver piece with Luxi blue
compound -and after getting pretty hot, turned it orange? And how do
I fix it? How to avoid it in the future? Many thanks in advance!
Elizabeth


#2

Hello Elizabeth,

It sounds like you hit firestain and you’ll have to polish through
it. If you had been using rouge and applied too much pressure and
built-up heat, the rouge could have imbedded itself in the silver.

Jeff Herman
Hermansilver.com


#3

Thanks for your response, Jeff. I tried to respond directly but was
unable.

Just to confirm, this can always be buffed off? Thanks again!

Elizabeth Desmond


#4

Hello Elizabeth,

Yes, it can be polished out.

At your service,

Jeffrey Herman, ASAS, FIPG
hermansilver.com