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How can I restore the black highlighting that was originally on my sterling silver flatware?





December 23, 2008

Q. I used Tarn-x to clean my Grand Baroque by Wallace flatware and the beautiful black highlights that were in the nooks and crannies of the flowers has disappeared. I would like to restore it back. can I do this myself and with what product.

Carmen Feld
consumer - Staten Island, New York



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December 29, 2008

A. Try liver of sulfur solution(potassium or sodium polysulfide - 10gm/1 lit water).Kitchen salt and copper sulphate solution can be used too(30 gm CuSO4 / 15 gm NaCl / 100 mll water).Can be used only on grease and oxide free surfaces! Hope it helps and good luck!

Goran Budija
- Cerovski vrh Croatia



December 29, 2008

A. You will have to blacken, or at least darken the entire surface, then buff (not chemically clean) to brighten the highlights while leaving the dark color in the recesses.

A short immersion in smelly Liver of Sulphur [affil link] will work, followed by a buffing with something like Nevr-Dull [affil link] Never-Dull.

Or you can simply wait a few years, and the pieces will "antique" themselves from repeated tarnishing and polishing.

jeffrey holmes
Jeffrey Holmes, CEF
Spartanburg, South Carolina


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