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Tarnishing metals

Updated: Dec 29, 2022

This is a before and after picture of the treatment. It took only 10 to 15 seconds. The process not only removed the tarnishing but it even polished the cup chain rhinestones. Carefully rub the piece with dry baking soda. Gently for about 10 to 15 seconds. :)


We all have problems with tarnishing jewelry, and while there are some solutions, they are not simple solutions. The polishing cloth only can clean the surface of the pieces- limiting the process. The other methods involve "cleaning" so it has to be done prior to when you need it. How many time has this happ azen to you? The preventive measures is keeping moisture away, but we always forget to keep them in a plastic bag with desiccants or tarnish strip.


I write this post to share with you a product which works well with no chemicals, no water (nothing to dry), and this product will not need to be replaced.


You just be asking what it can be. I am attaching two before and after photographs


As you can see, the entire surface was polished as well as removing the tarnishing. This took less than 2 minutes. Amazingly enough, this works on chains as well. This product is even more fantastic as it is soft, and will not harm beads.


This product is a type of make up brush. Not all make up brushes work as they are too soft causing too much bend.




These are named as "toothbrush" type make up brush. It doesn't have to be this brand or any brand. The criteria is soft, short and dense bristles. The wide brush is good for chain and obviously large surfaces and small ones for crevices.


Amazon sells these in a set search for "toothbrush" make up brush for those looking for different sizes. If you do not need the whole set, you can find 3 sizes at the Dollar Tree. I think the name is Sassy and Chic or Chic and Sassy.


Lastly, if you have many small pieces that got tarnished, use a small bag fill half with dry rice then add the pieces then vigorously rub. The friction will remove the tarnishing. The dry rice is soft so it will not harm the beads or the metal.


I am so happy to share this with you. Thank you so much for being a member!!!


If you do papercrafting, blending brush will work as well. Main criteria are short dense and extra soft bristles.

Please email me with questions you may have.


Shirley






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This is great information. I will try it.

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K.S. Kim
K.S. Kim
24 oct. 2022
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joycejezewski
joycejezewski
10 août 2022

Hi Shirley, are you using any other product with these toothbrush cleaners? Thank you. Joyce

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K.S. Kim
K.S. Kim
24 oct. 2022
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So sorry to respond so late, but I found a method to clean heavily tarnished pieces clean in 30 seconds.


Try rubbing the jewelry with dry baking soda. It took 1 minute.


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