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iconnumber posted 02-16-2004 04:26 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

I have been so frustrated with my F B Rogers silver plate silverware. I bought this 12 piece setting in a Department Store (Burdines) in Fla. a few years ago (about 3 years I believe). And it has given me such grief!!

It is spotted so bad, not just tarnish although it is also very tarnished which I cannot get off. I should have taken it back, but didn't use it for so many months after I got it, and thought if I polished it I could make it look presentable. I was wrong. Now I have waited too long to ask the store for help.

I have tried different kinds of polish, and nothing works. I am ready to throw it away it looks to terrible. I can't even polish some of the spots off "at all", and some of the pieces that do clean up don't stay that way. I thought if I could get in contact with the company, they could tell me what to try to make it at least look presentable. I did go to the to Website "Society of American Silversmiths and read their suggestions on how to clean the silver, but it is not the same kind of problem that I have. That is where I got your pages. I wonder if you could give me any suggestions?

In the meantime I will keep trying to find the address of the company that made this silverware. So far no success.

I would appreciate any suggestions you might give me, and appreciate in advance your taking the time to read this.

Very sincerely,
Carol Potter


p.s. some of the spots are not black just dull. It almost looks like they are made from dull or flawed silver.

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iconnumber posted 02-16-2004 12:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for WGS     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is it possible that your water or soap or detergent used after polishing is causing the problem?


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Has the silver been exposed to any harmful agents, such as salt or acidic food products?

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iconnumber posted 02-16-2004 10:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dale     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sometimes silver can be the first warning signal of a chemical or toxic leak in your home. I had this happen once: the water heater vent had become dislodged and fumes were leaking out. They were not noticable. But the silver was tarnishing like mad. This is something you may need to investigate: silver is very sensitive to fumes and other noxious elements. The silver will respond long before anyone notices the problem.

Beyond that, go to the store you bought it from and ask them to polish it. This may indicate a situation in your home. Or with your water. Either way, this sounds like something that should be investigated quickly.

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iconnumber posted 02-17-2004 11:14 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you "all" for your response. I have been very careful with the silver and in fact have rarely used it (used my older Community Plate)and when I did use it I washed it in mild soap and water (never put it in the dishwasher). I should have taken it back to the store when I first noticed this problem. I will take some over there and ask them for advice. I just thought there might be something else I could do to clean it up other than the standard polishes I have already tried. Again I appreciate all your advice very much. Carol

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