Daily Tip July 6: Polishing Cloth Basics

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Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip
July 6, 2010


What’s the difference between the types of polishing cloths? And what’s the best way to remove any tarnish from Argentium wire?

-Kalyna in Colorado Springs, Colorado


Well, back in January, I provided an easy way to remove a rare tarnish from Argentium–just use a lint-free cloth, such as tee shirt material. In my opinion, you don’t need to purchase a special polishing cloth to clean argentium, but if you wish to use one, any polishing cloth will work.

As far as the differences between polishing cloths, please click to see this video tip from Mary Bailey and Sherrie Lingerfelt, showing polishing cloths with and without powdered rouges.

Answer contributed by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong

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    Terry Robertson

    July 6, 2010 at 8:36 am

    The video was helpful, but it would be nice to know what brand names they were talking about and where to find them. I think the last one (yellow) was a Sunshine cloth, but I’m not sure.

    Thanks, Terry