How do I make a silver cleaning cloth?

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  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Feb 08, 2021

    Hi! The silver cleaning cloths I have seen are impregnated with the cleaning chemicals. I assume if you used a cloth and cleaner together, you could seal the cloth in a ziploc bag or jar when not in use, to continue using it. Have you seen a tutorial for making one?

    • Jackie Jackie on Feb 08, 2021

      Thank you Cynthia,

      I found one that started "mix the liquids together", but never stated the ingredients!!!

      I wanted to take cloths to crafts shows to 'untarnish' some of my work while I sit there.

      Appreciate your response, Jackie

  • Chloe Crabtree Chloe Crabtree on Feb 08, 2021

    Here are the instructions for making your own silver cleaning cloths: https://www.hunker.com/12001407/how-to-make-homemade-silver-polishing-cloths

  • Jackie Jackie on Feb 08, 2021

    Chloe,

    Did you look at the site? I found it, but the first step is to mix the liquids together, but doesn't give you a list of ingredients or at least, I couldn't find it.

    Thanks anyway, Jackie

  • Maura White Maura White on Feb 08, 2021

    You mean microfiber with silver in it? The fibers on those are so tiny that you can't make your own. I like e-cloth brand - cheaper than Norwex, works just as good, and has silver in it! https://us.e-cloth.com#5b5769e44b71f

  • Dee Dee on Feb 08, 2021

    Step 1

    Cover a glass dish with a piece of aluminum foil (shiny side up).

    Step 2

    Place your silver pieces on top of the aluminum foil.

    Step 3

    Sprinkle 1 tsp. of baking soda and 1 tsp. of salt on top of the pieces.

    Step 4

    Add boiling water to the pan.

    Step 5

    Soak silver pieces for 15 minutes.



    Step 1

    Pour the liquid ingredients into the bowl and stir well.

    Step 2

    Take one of the flannel pieces and immerse it into the solution, allowing it to soak for a minute.

    Step 3

    Put gloves on, take cloth out of the solution and squeeze it to remove any excess liquid.

    Step 4

    Set cloth aside and repeat with remaining pieces of flannel.

    Step 5

    Hang cloths to dry, remove gloves and throw them away.

    Step 6

    When cloths are dry, fold them and put into a resealable plastic bag.

    Step 7

    Use the cloths to buff silver jewelry, silverware, and other silver pieces.