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Tips for cleaning small silver items

Discussion in 'Home Decoration & Improvement' started by risingsun1234, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. risingsun1234

    risingsun1234 Bronze IL'ite

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    I have tried a method suggested on the internet for cleaning small silver items, gods and those with lot of work and embossed designs. It worked so well I did not scrub them even once .
    Here it is
    1. Take a wide, heavy pan and arrange a sheet of aluminium foil on the bottom
    2. Pour water till the foil is covered and according to the size of silver items to be cleaned. They should immerse in the water completely
    3. Boil the water .
    4. Reduce the heat and add 1/4 cup baking soda and 1/4 cup white vinegar.
    5. mix it a little bit and add the silver items to this water.
    6. continue heating for 5 minutes and switch off the heat.
    7. Keep it in the water till all the grime and dirt is removed, it gets deposited on the aluminium foil and the silver shines.
    8.Rinse them with cold water and wipe them dry. polish with a soft cloth. silver.jpg
     
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  2. Superwoman

    Superwoman Gold IL'ite

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    yeah this idea is good. i know this but never tried. and i don't prefer putting idols in boiling water. i might use this for other puja items and vessels.

    thanks.
     
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  3. ahilaiyer

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  4. radhika8906

    radhika8906 Senior IL'ite

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    Colgate tooth pate and vibuthi are the best things. They make silver items look new! U can also use pithambari with sabeena to do the initial cleaning and brush them well with toothpaste and vibuthi!!!

    Good luck :)
     
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    aneu New IL'ite

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    i use vibhuthi to clean silver articles
     
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    abc00 Gold IL'ite

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    Good idea. Should try this.
     
  7. archana506

    archana506 Gold IL'ite

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    santoshini Silver IL'ite

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    Pitambari works well on silver articles:thumbsupJ
     
  9. fiesty

    fiesty Bronze IL'ite

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    but Santhu .. usage of pitambari frequently will damage the skin if you use for long term .. so take care of your hands while using that ( wearing gloves will help)



     
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  10. vandanasrinivas

    vandanasrinivas Silver IL'ite

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    Hey risingsun....

    This working really gr8, I tried it 2day..

    Thankyou soo much...

    Vandanasrinivas
     

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