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IS IT POSSIBLE TO CHANGE GOLD TONE HANDBAG HARDWARE TO SILVER TONE?



(-----) January 4, 2008

HELLO, MY SISTER BOUGHT ME A BEAUTIFUL HANDBAG BUT IT HAS GOLD-TONE HARDWARE. IS THERE ANY WAY TO CHANGE THE GOLD-TONE HARDWARE TO SILVER?

THANK YOU.

CATHY SMITH-BAKER
BUYER - MIAMI, Florida, USA
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January 25, 2008

Unfortunately, Cathy, "gold-tone" tells you and I nothing about what it really is. It may be electroplated gold or electroplated brass, or it may be electroplated nickel topped with a gold-tone translucent lacquer either electrophroetically applied, or baked on. It may be paint. You could try a silver or pewter-tone Rub'N'Buff [affil. link to info/product on Amazon], but if that doesn't look good enough for you or last long enough, I don't think there is a practical solution.

Ted Mooney, finishing.com
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Striving to live Aloha
finishing.com - Pine Beach, New Jersey
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January 28, 2008

Try leaf silvering(same as leaf gilding,you need silver leaf/or imitation silver leaf and special size/),or paste silvering (mix 10 gm silver chloride/20 gm kitchen salt/20 gm cream of tartar with some water/thick paste!/rubb it on surface of your object with piece of cloth/leather or cork,polish it with some precipitated chalk/water mixture, you must lacquer it).Hope it helps and good luck!

Goran Budija
- Zagreb, Croatia
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