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Toothpaste For Tarnish On Silver

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Why buy expensive jewelry cleaner for my tarnished silver pieces? Now I use white toothpaste with an old used toothbrush. Give it a few swirls inside the crannies, and my silver jewelry now sparkles as if I got it professionally cleaned.

By cipi2000 from Miami, FL

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By Joan 2 167 03/13/2011 Flag

Don't do it very often as the toothpaste contains abrasives. If the settings are tight just soaking them is a dish of water with a few drops of vinegar and dish soap does a great job.

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By Joan 2 167 03/13/2011 Flag

I misread, you are doing silverware. Same with it. The silver coating is likely very thin. I used to have to clean my parent's silverware and I used the aluminum foil method for removing tarnish then rinsing in vinegar water.

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To clean tarnish off silver without using a silver polish, coat the silver with toothpaste, then run it under warm water, work it into a foam, and rinse it off. For stubborn stains or for silverware with intricate grooves, use an old soft bristled toothbrush.

By joesgirl

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RE: Toothpaste Fights Tarnish On Silver

Toothpaste and tarnished silver your right it'll clean it right up. (10/14/2007)

By Lionslady

RE: Toothpaste Fights Tarnish On Silver

it does not stop it from tarnishing. (11/02/2008)

By Anonymous