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Daily Wire Tip: Prevent Tarnish on Copper and Nickel Silver
Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip
This is not a question just a tip I use, maybe you can try it and share it.
For practice recycled copper wire or for nickel silver wire, clean the wire, then polish it with Nu Finish car polish. This is a polymer, not a wax, and lasts a long time. This makes the wire bright and shiny. I’ve used this on copper that was then left out for a year and had no corrosion show up.
I clean the copper wire by soaking in half water/half white vinegar, then dry it and polish it. I just wipe the nickel silver wire down and then polish it.
-Diane in Hanover, Pennsylvania
Although it not usual for me to post tips from folks as a question, I have to say that I really appreciate your experience and wanted to share it with everyone. Thanks so much, Diane!!
If any of our readers have other tips for preventing and removing tarnish, feel free to leave them in the comments below!
Answer contributed by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
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