A little restoration.

Monday, 20 January 2014

While tidying the shelves in our bedroom over the weekend, tucked behind a framed photograph I found my Husbands Christening cup.

It it a lovely cup, with beautiful patterns and his initials engraved in the centre.
It was looking more than a little worse for wear, covered is black areas and awfully dull looking.

I remembered buying sometarnish remover cream a few years ago for an old 9ct gold ring that had literally gone black, the cream had brought it back to life so I thought I would try it out on this too.

It is easy to do but takes a fair bit of scrubbing, you just rub on the cream with a cloth and polish it back off again, many, many times!

After the first application I could see a lot of grey on the cloth but it took a good 4-5 times before I started seeing the results on the cup.

After just over 1.5 hours and a fair bit of elbow grease, this is the result.


I was very pleased and it is now proudly on display in our glass cabinet in the living room as it should be.



12 comments:

  1. What a difference, it looks like new. I have heard that if you pop the items in a pan of water, with a ball of aluminium boil and cool down , the tarnish sticks to the foil and leaves the silver shiny.

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    1. Oooh I haven't heard of that trick, will give it a try. Thank you!

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  2. You can get silver polishing cloths which are amazing. My boyf has replica football cups and he uses them to keep them clean and they don't half work. It does look like you did a fabulous job though :) I bet your hubby was very pleased :) xx

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    1. I have silver polishing cloths for my jewellery and some lovely engraved Champagne flutes we had for our wedding but this cup was far too tarnished, the cloth wasn't doing anything :( They are brilliant to prevent things getting like this though. He was amazed when he saw it! x

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  3. looks like new and im also loving the tips above form other commenters x

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    1. It did come up really well Lisa, I was really pleased with it. Definitely going to try the foil trick, sounds very easy if it works :) x

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  4. It does look like a totally different cup. What a lovely memento to have on display now :)

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  5. Beautifully polished up and looks sparkling.

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  6. Impressed - but the time taken is clear evidence of how hard it was to keep the silver etc looking nice in days gone by!

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  7. This has polished up really well.

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  8. How gorgeous - it's always so satisfying to work hard on something and get results!

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  9. That cleaner is amazing and you always think your doing wrong when it looks like it is on the cloth as though your rubbing the design away or is that just me?

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