Alonzo. I logged onto the MSDS report on Blue Magic, and was
horrified at how dangerous it is. I will be taking it to the toxic
waste center when I make my next trip.
Alma, I'm wondering what you found here. I just tried Alonzo's link,
and for whatever reason, it didn't work. So deleted the right hand
portion of the URL it sent me to, using just the left part up to the
"MSDS" part of the URL, giving me a list of MSDS listings on that
site. I found the one on Blue Magic (several products with that
brand) metal polishing creme. And I was NOT shocked. What did you
find? What I saw was aluminum oxide (plain old alumina abrasive. If
you've got a white platinum rouge next to your polishing machine,
there's a good chance it's aluminum oxide. Pretty inert and non
toxic. Then there's a fatty acid. Think "grease based carrier" Not
very toxic there either. And ammonium hydroxide. Now that one has
toxicity issues. But it's actually just a normal ammonia/water
solution, same as you might have under your kitchen sink. You want to
rinse that off skin too, and don't drink it. And then the whole mix
is thinned with Kerosene. That's also the main ingredient in WD-40,
which you also shouldn't drink. And it too is flammable...
I'm not saying this polishing creme is food grade or anything, but
I'm wondering just what you thought was so amazingly dangerous here.
It doesn't set off big warning bells for me on safety issues. You
probably should use it with some ventillation, but that goes for half
the things we use in a jewelry shop...
Now, whether you want to use it on your silver is another question.
It's an abrasive polish. But so is your buffing machine. And while
I'd imagine Jeffery Herman will have comments and preferences, I say
this stuff is probably better to use than the dips. This stuff won't
attack the metal the way those dips can.