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ITSETTLE

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PostSubject: Peterson Sterling Silver Cleaning   Peterson Sterling Silver Cleaning EmptySat Sep 15, 2012 12:42 am

Brothers,

I have recently bought a few Petes and noticed the sterling silver on the Spigots are starting to tarnish. What is the proper way to clean these and shine them back up?
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taharris

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PostSubject: Re: Peterson Sterling Silver Cleaning   Peterson Sterling Silver Cleaning EmptySat Sep 15, 2012 5:06 am

You can use any standard silver or chrome polish like Brasso.

Or you can use a little toothpaste.

Make sure you cover the briar with masking tape first so to avoid the potential for black stains.

Todd
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PostSubject: Re: Peterson Sterling Silver Cleaning   Peterson Sterling Silver Cleaning EmptySat Sep 15, 2012 9:10 am

Toothpaste is going to scratch the silver. Same with fuller's earth. Same with a pencil eraser.

What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: Peterson Sterling Silver Cleaning   Peterson Sterling Silver Cleaning EmptySat Sep 15, 2012 9:47 am

I use Flitz metal polish on my silver.
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PostSubject: Re: Peterson Sterling Silver Cleaning   Peterson Sterling Silver Cleaning EmptySat Sep 15, 2012 9:51 am

Go get some jewelery polish. It is really gentle on the silver. It usually comes with a little toothbrush to apply it with. Get the stuff that is in gel form...easiest to work with.
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PostSubject: Re: Peterson Sterling Silver Cleaning   Peterson Sterling Silver Cleaning EmptySat Sep 15, 2012 11:02 am

Fine ash and water work well if the tarnish isn't deep. I use Brasso.
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PostSubject: Re: Peterson Sterling Silver Cleaning   Peterson Sterling Silver Cleaning EmptySat Sep 15, 2012 11:09 am

Fine ash is traditional. But it leaves scratches.

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PostSubject: Re: Peterson Sterling Silver Cleaning   Peterson Sterling Silver Cleaning EmptySat Sep 15, 2012 12:06 pm

Go to your local hardware and pick up a Cape Cod Metal Polishing Cloth. That was recommended on this forum quite a while ago to someone asking the same question. I bought one and it cleans the silver bands so easily. The cloth is slightly damp and it removes the tarnish very quickly. Then just wipe with a soft, dry cloth and you are good to go. After using it once, the silver bands are then easily maintained by using a jewelers silver polishing cloth. The Cape Cod cloth works wonders on all kinds of metals.
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PostSubject: Re: Peterson Sterling Silver Cleaning   Peterson Sterling Silver Cleaning EmptySat Sep 15, 2012 9:20 pm

Brasso.

Nuff said....


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ITSETTLE

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PostSubject: Re: Peterson Sterling Silver Cleaning   Peterson Sterling Silver Cleaning EmptySun Sep 16, 2012 1:16 am

Thanks for your help!
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PostSubject: Re: Peterson Sterling Silver Cleaning   Peterson Sterling Silver Cleaning EmptySun Sep 16, 2012 2:54 am

Get a silver cloth. The liquid polishes can soak into the wood and have a pretty foul smell.
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Steveaux

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PostSubject: Re: Peterson Sterling Silver Cleaning   Peterson Sterling Silver Cleaning EmptySun Sep 16, 2012 9:39 pm

Flitz cloth

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PostSubject: Re: Peterson Sterling Silver Cleaning   Peterson Sterling Silver Cleaning EmptyTue Sep 18, 2012 4:57 pm

Where do I obtain a silver cloth or Fitz cloth at?
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PostSubject: Re: Peterson Sterling Silver Cleaning   Peterson Sterling Silver Cleaning EmptyTue Sep 18, 2012 6:00 pm

ITSETTLE wrote:
Where do I obtain a silver cloth or Fitz cloth at?

Just about any good hardware store should carry either. I get my Cape Cod clothes at my local Ace Hardware store. Check Home Depot or Lowes as well.
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PostSubject: Re: Peterson Sterling Silver Cleaning   Peterson Sterling Silver Cleaning EmptyTue Sep 18, 2012 6:22 pm

ITSETTLE wrote:
Where do I obtain a silver cloth or Fitz cloth at?

Amazon lists them.
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PostSubject: RE: cleaning silver   Peterson Sterling Silver Cleaning EmptySun Jan 20, 2013 12:47 pm

I always used fresh cigar ash to clean any tarnished silver on a pipe. It always did a good job and if it scratched the silver I never noticed.
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