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I have silver plated forks and spoons that I want to make into jewelry. These are not pliable and require torching. Once I torch and bend, how do I clean the silver plating? It is so badly burnt that it is difficult to clean.
Thank you.

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Hellthere,
There is no way to clean the burned marks on SILVER PLATED items, once you burn the plating which is just a coat of silver you will not be able to get the silver color back on the spoons/forks, it needs to be plated again.

Hope it helps,

Orlando Cajamarca
www.ocjdesigns.com

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