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Topic: How to "un-oxidize" oxidized silver?  (Read 3269 times)
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« on: June 03, 2012 03:58:19 PM »


I have some charms that have the black oxidization deep into teeny tiny spaces. So polishing them isn't going to get it off.

Is there something I can soak them in to remove it? Or once oxidized, it stays oxidized?

Don't get me wrong, I love the look of them with the blackening. But I have about 50 of the same charm and want to change some of them up and make them shiny.

« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2012 01:46:49 AM »

Try putting them in a bowl with a piece of clean aluminium foil and some washing soda (not powder) and boiling water.

Ooh, just thought: if they're silver plated, try one first, because it is possible to remove the plating (if it's done badly enough) entirely this way.

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« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2012 07:01:52 AM »

Read about pickling here. Basically it's an acidic solution, I'm a fan of boric acid (it's also good for controlling ants). It ain't quick, but it works.

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« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2012 02:01:41 PM »

Thanks! I am pretty sure they are plated over brass. I will try the top one, then of that doesn't work, the pickling.
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« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2012 09:23:37 PM »

You could also just buy a little jar of silver dip.

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« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2012 11:41:27 PM »

On a whim I tried acetone. Works beautifully! Smiley
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