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Offline Colin

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Before and after...
« on: May 21, 2007, 05:44:35 PM »
The before...

I went out and bought "Tarn-x" first time using it. It did clean the tarnish but it took a lot of elbow work :) The chain is gold for sure but it looks dull? Is there anything else I can use to shine it up?
25" long 14K

Thanks in advance!

Colin

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Re: Before and after...
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2007, 04:23:28 PM »
Hi, Colin!

Great find.  CONGRATS!   

Yes, there is something else you can do.

1) Do you have any rag polishing wheels for your Dremel/Moto tool?

2) Go to Ganoskin website, or RioGrande and order some wheels.

3) While you're there, check out and make a selection of "rouge" which is applied to the surface of a jewelry item in need of buffing or polishing.

4) If this does not do the trick, then you've got yourself a kind of a mess, prolly due to leaving your chainlink in the TarnX too long.

When one uses TarnX for cleaning purposes, the SURFACE ions are removed from the object, and that leaves the piece immediately vulnerable to oxidizing attack upon contact with the air immediately after rinsing.

Since 14K is not pure gold--nor even "solid gold" which is a marketing term by the way--you will find upon studying this topic that there is quite a bit of copper alloyed with 14/24ths pure gold.

If it doesn't brighten up so that you are proud to wear it or give as a gift, then consider it a wonderful savings account item.  If it is truly 14K and not mismarked for some reason, it will always have INTRINSIC resale value as a gold item, simply based upon weight and a discount to spot gold price market indicators.

Looking forward to another pic. after you get to cracking on polishing the new chainlinks...it will be a time consuming chore because of all the surface area "inside" that you will have to work hard to get to. 

And you'll want one set of wheels to buff with, and one set for each type of polishing rouge you select.

All the best!
Click The Yellow Chick, Megan Rose

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Re: Before and after...
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2007, 04:36:57 PM »
WOW!! Thanks Megan :)

I'll give it try, I do have a dremel tool :)

Colin

ClickTheYellowChick

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Re: Before and after...
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2007, 06:13:53 AM »
Hi, Colin...it's been about 5months since we last yakked about your chain, Dremels and rag wheels for using on dremel to polish that chain you found.

Any new pix showing your progress or end results of that dandy chain?

Found any new chains?  [!!DANCE!!]

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