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Duraglit

Postby Stevemul » Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:36 pm

Anyone know where I could buy a tin of Duraglit metal polish ( not liquid, the padding stuff)

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Re: Duraglit

Postby gerryh » Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:41 pm

It would be useful if you included your location in your profile.
No point someone saying you can get it in their local shop if you live several hundred Kilometres away from them. :think:
If all else fails you can get it for about 7 GBP, including postage, on Ebay.
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Re: Duraglit

Postby BENIDORM » Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:03 pm

Steve,
If you can't find Duraglit or don't want to pay silly prices, may I suggest that you try ordinary toothpaste.
Apply with a soft cloth or a soft bristle toothbrush then wash off with warm soapy water, then polish up with a soft cloth ( cotton is good ).
It is very effective and less abrasive. :thumbup:

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Re: Duraglit

Postby Mowser » Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:05 pm

Every "todo" shop sells a version of Duraglit.
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Postby BENIDORM » Sat Jan 26, 2013 6:31 pm

"Mowser" suggested....Every "todo" shop sells a version of Duraglit.

There are lots of 'cheap' metal polishes etc available, but be careful because many contain very harsh chemicals and can damage the silver surface.
Using toothpaste is much better...Amongst other 'things', I was an antiques dealer for many years and have used it with great results..
By the way, never store silver wrapped in newspaper, it causes havoc, acid free tissue is the best !.

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Re: Duraglit

Postby oliveview01 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:09 pm

Beni, what is good for cleaning silver earings? Toothpaste too?

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Re: Duraglit

Postby Sandramay » Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:21 pm

Sorry to butt in Oliveview, but I've used Goddard's silver dip for years. I just plonk my earrings etc. in the jar of clear liquid and fish them out with a plastic spoon/fork about 30/60 seconds later. Rinse them in clean water and dry with a tissue........... they look like new. Excellent for necklace chains, rings as well. Much less faff than jeweler's rouge.

PS an alternative method I was taught at college to clean silver is to crumple up a length of aluminium foil in a washing up bowl. Sprinkle it liberally with Washing soda, lay the silver, e.g. cutlery on top then cover with boiling water. (obviously don't use this method on anything with bone handles, glue etc.) It's a bit 'Harry Potter' to watch as the reaction bubbles and steams but the tarnish, silver sulphide transfers to the aluminium foil. Rinse and buff, job done.
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Re: Duraglit

Postby BENIDORM » Sat Jan 26, 2013 10:36 pm

Olive.v.
Sorry..I wasn't ignoring you, I've just been doing 'my bit' to support the local economy....Been for a drink..or two and mega tapas at our local bar. :oops:

Anyway..Sandramay is 'spot on' with the silver dip for earrings and small items, we've used it for years , really does clean and refresh silver jewellery, however do make sure that you rinse the items thoroughly, it is quite potent stuff.
The rouge is great for removing stains and scratches..

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Re: Duraglit

Postby Canela » Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:26 am

Aladdin is the same thing - you can get it in almost any supermarket

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Re: Duraglit

Postby jukim » Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:13 am

Brown sauce is pretty effective too :wave:

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Re: Duraglit

Postby Devils Advocate » Sun Jan 27, 2013 11:40 am

jukim wrote:Brown sauce is pretty effective too :wave:
:shock: .............expats sell their children to get hold of that stuff :mrgreen:
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Re: Duraglit

Postby janda_grant2 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:25 pm

A good way of cleaning silver is to add a scrunched up piece of aluminium foil, a hand fiull of washing soda to a plastic washing up bowl and add boiling water. Chuck in the silver and watch the tarnish vanish. The chemical reaction between the foil and the washing soda removes the tarnish. It won't affect the silver, the hall marks or plate (if it's epns). DON'T just use the sink as it will react with steel too - have a look at what's left of the foil. It's a cheap easy way to clean cutlery etc and leaves no after taste. I've been doing it this way for years.
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Re: Duraglit

Postby Chunky Monky » Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:47 pm

janda_grant2 wrote:A good way of cleaning silver is to add a scrunched up piece of aluminium foil, a hand fiull of washing soda to a plastic washing up bowl and add boiling water. Chuck in the silver and watch the tarnish vanish. The chemical reaction between the foil and the washing soda removes the tarnish. It won't affect the silver, the hall marks or plate (if it's epns). DON'T just use the sink as it will react with steel too - have a look at what's left of the foil. It's a cheap easy way to clean cutlery etc and leaves no after taste. I've been doing it this way for years.

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Re: Duraglit

Postby Sandramay » Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:51 pm

Perhaps I used invisible ink :think: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Duraglit

Postby janda_grant2 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:40 pm

Sorry - mised your bit! Anyway two of us can't be wrong as to the best way to clean silver! :lol:
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Re: Duraglit

Postby anyroads » Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:58 pm

You can get it in my local shop.

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Re: Duraglit

Postby Sandramay » Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:55 am

Well Janda, if it comes to selling the family silver at least ours will be nice and shiny :lol: :lol:
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Re: Duraglit

Postby anyroads » Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:17 am

"Brown sauce is pretty effective too"

I saw a "Dublin" based film on telly last night, where they were putting it in tea !! ( the brown sauce, not the Duraglit )

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Re: Duraglit

Postby chrissiehope » Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:00 pm

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Re: Duraglit

Postby anyroads » Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:05 pm

Perhaps in that sense, it would be pretty effective too !!!

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