Here’s what I don’t understand: if the pickle were contaminated, why
will the piece clean up after I flux & heat & pickle again - in the
same solution. This has happened with sterling & I think it might
have happened with fine silver. I don’t use gold filled. Don’t use
base metals. It’s possible that I’ve left the piece in the pickle for
too long, but it hasn’t required sanding - all I have to do is flux
the whole piece, heat & pickle again. I have tried pickle/peroxide
combo - doesn’t work. I’ve tried new pickle - doesn’t work. But I can
use same pickle - as long as I have fluxed the entire piece again,
heated again & then pickle - the piece come out fine? The fix is easy
- just can’t figured out what I did wrong in the first place.
Thanks for all of your help.