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My problem: I have three spools of sterling silver round wire, 24 gauge 10
ounces and 15 ounce and a 22 gauge 15 ounces. I stored them incorrectly and
they tarnished, oxidized, lightly blackened along the top side of the spool.
I would welcome suggestions on removing the oxidation so that I can sell the
wire ( I package it in 6 foot lengths). If I can’t fix the problem I will
have to try to sell it at cost or below. Thanks for any assistance.
Hi, I´m assuming you have plastic spools and can offer this suggestion. Try
mixing up a solution of vinegar (I use 15% strength), and household salt.
Use enough to fill a container that the spools will fit into and be
submerged in the resulting liquid. Or do them one at a time. This should
work and you can leave it over night or longer if needed. If the spools are
plastic they wont be hurt and just rinse everything when you are done.
I use this technigue for small silver objects and it always works well.
J. Peter Peterson