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Tarnish
 
 

tarnish remover

 

Save money on tarnish with this thrift friendly, homemade tarnish remover.  Mix the juice from one lemon with 1/4 tsp of salt.  Use a cloth to apply, and rub until the tarnish is gone.  Wipe dry, including removing the oil on the metal from your fingers.

 

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Here are some additional frugal tips to save money removing tarnish.

 

- Don't over polish silver or you remove some of the metal.
 
Here is the procedure for the chemical reaction to clean silver:
 
Line the bottom of a pan with aluminum foil. Fill the pan with 1 quart of water.  Add a tsp of salt.
 
Bring the water to a boil. Remove from heat. Add 4 Tbsp of baking soda. Place your silver in the pan so that it touches the aluminum foil on the bottom. When bubbles subside, rinse silver and dry. Repeat if necessary.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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