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Author Topic:   Factory applied non-tarnish finish needs to be removed
iconnumber posted 10-15-2001 12:23 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had an old piece re-plated at a factory and did not realize until I got it back that they had applied a non tarnish finish to it.

The non tarnish finish is uneven, recesses still tarnish, it is just not very well done.

I ask if anyone knows a way to remove the finish without affecting the silver underneath it.


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iconnumber posted 10-19-2001 10:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for WGS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My guess is that the finish is some kind of lacquer. In which case, acetone (I believe that finger nail polish remover is or at least used to be acetone.) would be effective in removing the finish.

Another possibility would be a regular commercial lacquer remover or solvent.

You could use a soft tooth brush along with such a solvent to get into the details of the design. Start with an inconspicuous part of the piece.

I can't imagine that this would have any effect on the silver. If anyone knows better, please correct me.


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