Featured Jewelry Tool Apr 15: Brilliant Polishing Cloth #POL-705.00

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by Rose Marion, Wire-Sculpture.com

Tool of the Week for April 15, 2013

This week’s tool: Medium Brilliant Polishing Cloth, #POL-705.00

Video by Kate, JewelryTools.com

This week’s featured tool from JewelryTools.com is the Medium Brilliant Polishing Cloth, POL-705.00.

This specific Euro Tool Brilliant cloth is made with a new chemical agent that strips tarnish off any jewelry – brass, copper, silver, and gold-filled wire – and prevents the tarnish from coming back! This is one of the best polishing cloths on the market.

By the way, both Dale "Cougar" Armstrong and Patti Bullard love to use Sunshine cloths! These bright yellow cloths are also great at picking up all the tarnish on any silver, copper, and other metals. No matter how tarnished your wire jewelry, these jewelry polishing cloths will make them shining like new again. And you can use it until the entire cloth, tip to tip, is completely black with tarnish (and even then, it’ll still help!) Here’s to sparkling, shiny, wire jewelry!

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7 Comments

  1. avatar

    rod T. Gasche

    April 15, 2013 at 6:43 am

    Good morning

    I really enjoy & appreciate all of the tips and articles that I recieve from all of your ‘experts’. this one is interesting as I do a lot of work w/base metals which do tarnish here in the South along the Gulf Coast. My question is: “Are there any specific stones that this polishing cloth’s embedded ingrediants will harm?”

    thank you

    R

    • avatar

      Rose

      April 15, 2013 at 1:35 pm

      Hi Rod,
      I asked the manufacturer, and they don’t recommend using it on stones – so if you’re polishing a piece, be specific with the polishing cloth and only rub the wire. I always avoid pearls and delicate stones like opals with my polishing cloth, but I’m not worried if my cloth brushes a quartz. As long as I’m not rubbing the cloth on the stone intentionally…

      One way I’ve seen to get better precision with polishing cloths is to wrap the cloth around an object – say, a file or a pen – which will allow you to use the polishing cloth more like a tool, rather than guiding it with your fingers.

      If you do need to clean off a stone’s surface directly, this is a great polishing cloth, and here is another, that won’t harm the stones.

      Hope this helps!
      Rose

  2. avatar

    Mary Wong

    April 15, 2013 at 7:41 am

    Hi, I’ve used the Sunshine cloth on sterling with a tarnish resistant finish and it darkens the shiny metal and makes it dull. Why is that? Thank goodness the shine came back after I put the item in the salt-baking soda-aluminum solution for a few seconds. Have you experienced anything similar?

    Thanks, Mary

    • avatar

      Rose

      April 15, 2013 at 8:13 am

      I haven’t, Mary! I’ve used my sunshine cloth on gold-filled, sterling, silver-filled, and base metals, and it’s always done a great job.

      But I wouldn’t use it on a coated wire, like our craft wire, without testing first, because it’s got little abrasives & chemicals in it that might scratch & erode the finish.

      Maybe that’s what happened with yours? I know Argentium wouldn’t react that way because its anti-tarnish properties are its makeup, not an external coating. I’m glad you were able to rescue yours, though! Thanks for sharing!

    • avatar

      Dan Hughes

      April 15, 2013 at 10:25 am

      What is the salt, baking soda, aluminum solution? Would you share your recipe?

      • avatar

        Rose

        April 15, 2013 at 1:44 pm

        Mary may have her own recipe, but this Tip might be related: it uses baking soda in a foil-lined bowl to remove tarnish.

  3. avatar

    Annie brig

    May 30, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    Thanks for the info on the Brilliant polishing cloth!

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