Reddened silver from buffing

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!

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

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

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

Elizabeth Desmond

Hello Elizabeth,

Yes, it can be polished out.

At your service,

Jeffrey Herman, ASAS, FIPG

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