It’s my first posting to the site. Thanks in advance for your help.
I’m using almost only silver which I solder, pickle, dip in water,
then put into the tumbler with burnishing solution. Then the magic
happens in the tumbler that half of my pieces are coming out gold!
Looks real nice…but isn’t helping me get orders out. The gold
polishes off with some effort though the chains are too much work to
get off. I’ve changed the pickle, the water, the burnishing solution
and can’t figure out what could be happening. A while back I got
some hydrogen peroxide in the tumbler and maybe it has seeped into
the walls, but that wouldn’t explain why only 1/2 the pieces are
affected. I do use some small pieces of copper and brass, which are
in the same pickle and then I put them in the same tumbler with the
silver. Is this a no-no and could it be a reaction to the mixed
Many thanks for your feedback.