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I was given my great grandmas silver wedding tea set

It is so tarnished, how in the world do I clean it up?

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Mrs_Harsh

Asked by Mrs_Harsh at 5:04 PM on Oct. 3, 2012 in Home & Garden

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  • Tarn-X
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 5:11 PM on Oct. 3, 2012

  • You can also buy silver polishing cloths. Those work really well.
    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 5:20 PM on Oct. 3, 2012

  • Get a silver polish and a non abrasive cloth. A glass of wine and a comfy chair. Have fun...

    Or you could use it as a punishment when the kids are bad!!
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 5:20 PM on Oct. 3, 2012

  • How wonderful, I use the silver polishing cloths they are less messy than the liquid kind, enjoy, it will all be worth it when you rejuvenate that silver....the problem is you got to keep doing it regularly or it will tarnish again....
    older

    Answer by older at 5:29 PM on Oct. 3, 2012

  • Thank you very much ladies. It's going to be beautiful once it's cleaned up.
    Mrs_Harsh

    Comment by Mrs_Harsh (original poster) at 5:34 PM on Oct. 3, 2012

  • What a wonderful gift. I've never had any real silver, but have seen the commercials for the Tarn-X. When you finally do get to sit down & spend some time cleaning it up, I bet your Great Gma will be nearby for inspection & proud of you for taking the time to make it look like new again! :)

    mrsmom110

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 5:36 PM on Oct. 3, 2012

  • There are good silver polishes out there. Toothpaste also works, but I wouldn't use it on that. I had one that you dip the silver into. It was great because it got in all the crevices. But it will keep getting tarnished if you leave it out.
    mompam

    Answer by mompam at 6:20 PM on Oct. 3, 2012

  • I use tarnex to get the tarnish off and then silver polish.
    It should be in you grocery store or home depot.
    Dardenella

    Answer by Dardenella at 7:00 PM on Oct. 3, 2012

  • BTW Tarn X is a liquid so if you have enough and you have a contain that it will fit in you can dip it in the tarn X and it pretty well comes off. You may have to dip and turn. I wash it of when I am done and use the polish.
    Dardenella

    Answer by Dardenella at 7:31 PM on Oct. 3, 2012

  • That is so special. tarnex will make it look new.
    DJDNY

    Answer by DJDNY at 7:43 PM on Oct. 3, 2012

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