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Asked on Dec 18, 2018

How do I clean rust off a silver plate?

Cheryl AHolly Bertone | Pink FortitudeCindy


I pulled a huge silver plated platter of my husband's Mother's and it has rust spots on it. What can I use to clean it?

5 answers
  • William
    on Dec 18, 2018

    I sell a lot of silver on Ebay. Jewelry, silverware, serving sets. Silver polish like Wrights and dips like TarnX tend to remove some of the metal. The foil method doesn't work that great and still leaves a grey film that still needs to be removed. I use white toothpaste (not gel) and a damp toothbrush. For large items I use a damp cloth. Also works on copper, brass, gold, porcelain, ceramics, sneakers, plastics, etc. For my sales I needed one product for cleaning everything.

  • Kelli L. Milligan
    on Dec 18, 2018

    If after cleaning and there still is rust, try WD40. If really bad I would get rid of it. Silver plate has very little value today.

  • Cindy
    on Dec 18, 2018

    Hi Karen. I'm Cindy. Use approx. one tablespoon of baking soda and a damp rag to buff out the rust. Remove any remaining rust by buffing with toothpaste. Rinse with hot running water. Dry with soft cloth. Good luck Karen and Happy Holidays.

  • Hi Karen - This is the most effective and all-natural silver cleaning and polishing method that we use - I'm sure about the rust but you can always try. It's also been featured by Hometalk. Hope this helps! Hugs, Holly


    PS - I'm getting ready to release a FREE eBook with recipes for all of my homemade and all-natural cleaners. If you want to know when it's released, you can get it here --> https://pinkfortitude.com/thank/

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