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iconnumber posted 04-11-2005 07:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for evangelinestime     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just have ONE more question smile

my THANKS for all the info on the manicure set- I LOVE THIS SITE!

I have a nice hatchet marked William B Kerr sterling picture frame (I know this only because of this site).. I believe from the late 20's and had been packed away a very long time..the tarnish was a nightmare, but I got it with my Wrights cream. HOWEVER there are some spots that look like a yellowy film on it still, almost like how you can see "tobacco yellow" or "gas heat yellow" sometimes on things?

I cannot bring myself to use that liquid Dip "tarnaway" [sp] or whatever, because that will also take away the patina...has anyone ever had something like this on their silver?

I was thinking what if I took it to a jeweler maybe they might have a little tiny polisher or something? or not.

I am just stumped on this one...


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iconnumber posted 04-11-2005 11:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dale     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The yellow makes it sound like traces of some kind of covering. Try nail polish remover and a cotton ball, just rub gently but firmly to see if that disolves the yellow. Good luck with it.

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iconnumber posted 04-12-2005 07:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for evangelinestime     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks I will give it a try!

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iconnumber posted 04-12-2005 01:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kimo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
People used to (unfortunately some still do) paint sterling things with lacquer or other nasty things in order to prevent tarnish. It works for a while, but then as it ages it flakes off and what is left tends to yellow with age and the resulting look is rather sad. Cleaning it off with solvents is about the only thing you can do (don't try to chip it off with a knife as that can scrape the silver). Leaving your silver "naked" and letting the patina grow over the decades with ocassional mild polishing by hand will make your silver grow in beauty.

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