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Topic: Engraved Silver Sherwood Cup Care
Message: Posted by: ftlum (Aug 4, 2009 10:37PM)
Hi All.

Is there any particular silver polish you'd recommend for engraved Sherwoods? I've been using Tarnishield, but I can't say it really keeps the tarnish away.

thanks,


- Frank
Message: Posted by: pepka (Aug 4, 2009 10:58PM)
In the jewelry dept. of any store, you will find a silver polishing cloth. It is chemically treated for silver. One side cleans, the other side polishes. It works beautifully on mine.
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Aug 4, 2009 11:18PM)
Hagerty's is good.
Message: Posted by: Turk (Aug 4, 2009 11:23PM)
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On 2009-08-04 23:37, Frank L. wrote:
Hi All.

Is there any particular silver polish you'd recommend for engraved Sherwoods? I've been using Tarnishield, but I can't say it really keeps the tarnish away.

thanks,


- Frank
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Frank,

Send them to me and I'll keep them polished. No problem. after all, what are friends for?

Mike
Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (Aug 6, 2009 12:52AM)
Wright's Silver Cream. EZ on them and EZ to use.
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Aug 6, 2009 02:35AM)
Wright's is also good. If you want to really protect them, apply some Renaissance wax. It's expensive, but so are those cups. Museums use this to protect their better goodies.
Message: Posted by: fortasse (Aug 6, 2009 04:49AM)
Whatever you use, make sure it's not Silvo. Way too strong! Wright's cream is good, as is Hagerty. In a pinch you can also use regular toothpaste as a good cleaner for silver (no kidding)....speaking of which, ketchup is also good for copper.

Fortasse
Message: Posted by: Christopher Lyle (Aug 6, 2009 12:50PM)
Will Ketchup remove the copper patina?
Message: Posted by: Donnie Buckley (Aug 6, 2009 01:08PM)
Yes, it's the vinegar and salt combination - it will remove the tarnish (patina) from copper.
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Aug 6, 2009 06:29PM)
Tabasco sauce is also a good brass or copper cleaner. Same reason.
Message: Posted by: TheRaven (Aug 6, 2009 07:53PM)
Store them where air can't get to them and you will greatly reduce the rate of tarnish. Did they come in a tarnish resistant cloth bag? You might consider something like these: http://www.silvergiftstore.com/silverkeepers.html

Don't clean them with anything too agressive. Stick w/ an established brand like Wright's to protect your investment. Most people wouldn't want to remove the tarnish in the nooks and cranies -- just on the flat surfaces. That silver/dark contrast is what gives fine silver its old world patina.
Message: Posted by: ftlum (Aug 6, 2009 09:04PM)
Thanks, all.

There seems to be several products under the Hagerty brand. Is there a specific one that's recommended?

Also, is the Renaissance wax commonly sold in stores, or is that something I'm going to have to find online?

- Frank
Message: Posted by: Donnie Buckley (Aug 7, 2009 12:05PM)
Frank I get Wrights Silver cream at my grocery store, they stock both the Wright's silver and the copper creams for the home kitchen and I find Hagerty polish at my hardware store. Can't help you with the wax, I never use it.