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How does one clean a gilt bowl of a sterling spoon?

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Kelly




Joined: 05 Apr 2008
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Location: New York City

Posted: 18/04/2008 
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Hello everyone, Any tips for cleaning a gilt bowl of a sterling spoon? Could one use regular silver polish or a polishing cloth or will that remove the gilt? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
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Jonathan Franks
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Joined: 12 Sep 2006
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Location: London

Posted: 20/04/2008 
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Best to use a liquid polish as these are more gentle than paste or wadding. I use silvo liquid for these jobs with a soft cloth.
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corradoandew




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Location: 23 Fort Pond Rd Montauk, NY 11954

Posted: 03/06/2013 
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You can use powder soda, its a good Clean-Ups agent for cleaning sterling spoon.
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Jeff Herman




Joined: 17 Oct 2006
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Location: West Warwick, RI USA

Posted: 14/06/2013 
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Hello Kelly & Jonathan,

Sorry, Jonathan, but Silvo is on my "Extremely Abrasive" list (see here: http://www.hermansilver.com/silver-polish-abrasion-ratings.htm). I would go up that list and use cleaners in either the "No Abrasion" or "Extremely Mild Abrasion" categories.
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rabika




Joined: 06 Jul 2013
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Location: newyork

Posted: 06/07/2013 
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i have this silver tray..i know tht its sterling silver..i dont know the age however..it was made by the frank smith silver co..he only produced from 1886 till 1958 when he died. i planned on selling the tray and dont know if cleaning it will increase of decrease the value.ive included some pics..any opinions or info is appreciated..tnx
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