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Is there an appropriate brush to clean silver?

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Kelly




Joined: 05 Apr 2008
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Location: New York City

Posted: 11/10/2008 
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Hello everyone. This may be a stupid question, but is there a type of brush that could be used with polish to clean more intricate areas of silver? Even a soft baby toothbrush seems too abrasive to me. Does anyone have any thoughts? Thanks.
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uncle vic
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Joined: 25 Sep 2006
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Location: Baton Rouge, LA USA

Posted: 12/10/2008 
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Hi there Kelly - yes, there is a brush made just for silver. It has a wooden handle and horsehair bristles that will not scratch. I use the ones made by Hagerty and they cost about $10, but last a very long time.

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Uncle Vic
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Kelly




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Posted: 12/10/2008 
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Thank you Uncle Vic!
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Jeff Herman




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

Posted: 24/04/2009 
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Kelly & Uncle Vic,

An additional point is to use water whenever you can when removing dried polish. This will dilute the polish and aid in its removal, also causing less scratching.
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