TIP: Clean Your Silver, Gold, Copper, and Brass
I sell a lot of silver, gold, copper, and brass items on Ebay. I was looking for a way to clean all types of metals with ONE product. Tried the aluminum foil and baking soda method for silver flatware. Didn't work that good. Still left a grey film that needed to be washed off. Found out silver jewelry dips tend to remove some of the metal. NOT GOOD. Tried the ammonia method for gold jewelry. Ammonia can be caustic and damage or pit the gold. NOT GOOD ALSO. Tried different paste cleaners for copper and brass, but they also remove some of the metal over time. None of these methods really worked and couldn't be use on all metals. I found that white toothpaste, not the gel, and an old damp tooth brush worked the best. A dab of toothpaste on a damp tooth brush, brush the item, rinse, the tarnish comes off. No damage to the metal, gets into all cracks and crevices. Even polishes gem stones and makes them shine. White toothpaste has fine powdered marble in it as an abrasive. One product for all metals.
(re: Cleaning tips challenge-http://www.hometalk.com/26729461/e-cleaning-tips-challenge)