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Simple green


#1

Leda, I think that was me–you’re quite welcome. You can also use it
full strength and heat it in the microwave, minus the jewelry, of
course. It also works great on stainless steel cleaning.

Rebecca.


#2

I use concentrated Simple Green to clean all my pieces. I soak all
stones and pearls I leave in no more than about 10 mins. and I do not
heat the solution for pearls. I was given this advise by a fine
jeweler many years ago and it works great!

Rebecca.


#3

Simple green is an organic cleaner, we us it in a small jar in the
ultrasonic. It cleans organic goo of jewelery and watch bands. We
get it at sams, costco, wallmart and hardware stores. it does not
clean off rouge very well but organics, its the best

ringdoc


#4

Some people don’t like the smell of simple green, but I use it
regularly as it is very very effective. In fact I make up a cleaning
solution of liquid detergent, simple green, amonia and water.
smells horrid, but does the job. Often i don’t even bother with the
ultrasonic, but use this solution and a soft tooth brush, and it
cleans off all polishing compounds, dirt, or what-have-you.


#5

I had some Simple Green years ago and couldn’t stand the smell. It
only got used for outdoor furniture until it was finally gone. Does it
still smell so sweet?

Marilyn Smith


#6

One short non-jewelry note about Simple Green–it is the only thing
I’ve found that always gets all the stink out of my husband’s workout
tee’s. How terribly domestic. But if it can do that, cleaning mere
metal and stones is a piece of cake! --Noel


#7
    I think I missed the post on Simple Green.  What is it and
where do you buy it?  What stones can you safely immerse in the
solution? 

Grocery store in the cleaning dept, auto supply stores, Costco, Home
Depot, K mart, Wal Mart, etc .

JD


#8

Is this the same slimey, green gunk sold in the UK under the brand
name Swarfega?

Ruta Brown


#9

If this the green slimy UK Swarfega type stuff here is how to make
your own very cheaply!

Mix together ordinary dishwashing liquid and turpentine. Stir and
leave for a few moments. The stuff will gel.

Voila!


#10
    Is this the same slimy, green gunk sold in the UK under the
brand name Swarfega? 

As a Brit now living in the States, I can confirm that these are
entirely different substances. I’m not aware of anything similar to
simple green in the UK, but I’ve never looked for it there. There is
something similar to Swarfega in the US though, car mechanics use
it- I forget what it’s called though.

Simple Green is a liguid, Swarfega a gel (at least I think that is
what it would classify as).

Sadie


#11

Rebecca, Do you clean strung pearls with Simple Green? If so, does
the silk withstand the treatment and color of the liquid. . .thus the
name?

Thanks,
Kay Taylor


#12

HI saw your string, Simple green does great at removing grease from
white shirts and leaving them perfectly white. The silk thread should
do fine.

Warren D. Pressler Jr., G.G.


#13

Kay, I have not used the SG on strung pearls; however, I would
recommend spraying the concentrated liquid on a small sample line and
see what happens. I might make a strand long enough to tug on the
line after it dries and see if it caused any damage to the strength of
the thread or discolored it. You could also soak a line of silk
thread only and see what might happen with this. Let us know what you
find.

Rebecca.


#14
   Rebecca, Do you clean strung pearls with Simple Green?  If so,
does the silk withstand the treatment and color of the liquid. .
.thus the name? 

Simple green is available in a “Crystal” version that is clear and
has less perfume in it . You can get it from W.W. Grainger (
http://www.grainger.com )

James Binnion Metal Arts


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