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Cleaning pure silver mods

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  1. Outcast

    Outcast Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 28, 2013
    Vermont
    Mothers and micro fiber ok to use to clean silver mods or shod I use something els


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  2. bombastinator

    bombastinator Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2010
    MN USA
    I dunno. I trust my stepmom with microfiber. I’ve never met your mom though. One would think you’d be old enough to clean your own mod all by yourself by now, but who am I to judge?
     
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  3. r77r7r

    r77r7r ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Feb 15, 2011
    Pa,LandOfTaxes
    What about silverware cleaner?
     
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  4. Outcast

    Outcast Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 28, 2013
    Vermont
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  5. bombastinator

    bombastinator Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2010
    MN USA
    Aluminum Car wheel polish, hmm.. I’d say sub optimal. Guessing what’s in it it’s probably a cleaner, an abrasive, and a wax. Aluminum and magnesium are both a good bit softer than silver, and car wheels don’t get polished till they have big gouges in them. Also their system of oxidation is different from silver. The abrasive may either do nothing or take off a lot of metal because the granules are big. plus you don’t need the wax gumming stuff up.
     
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  6. KC0YNU

    KC0YNU Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 27, 2013
    McPherson, Kansas
    The real question is is the mod actual Silver or only silver in color?

    The Mother's polish is what I use on aluminum and or silver colored mods.

    an actual Silver or Silver coated mod would require a different type of polish/cleaner.
     
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  7. r055co

    r055co Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 24, 2015
    Seattle
    Wrights Silver Cream, water soluble non toxic and does a wonderful job on my Pilak's. It's primary purpose is to clean silverware, serving etc.

    I use Wrights Copper Cream for my Copper gear and Wrights Brass Cream for my Brass gear. They all do an excellent job.

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  8. Spey

    Spey Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 2, 2016
    And, does it have a clear-coating ...?
     
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  9. Outcast

    Outcast Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 28, 2013
    Vermont
    [​IMG] it’s pure silver



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  10. r055co

    r055co Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 24, 2015
    Seattle
    They may be very expensive but DAMN! Pilak make exquisite Mod's and are the best Mod's I have the pleasure of owning.
     
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  11. Outcast

    Outcast Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 28, 2013
    Vermont
    I loving mine just nothen like it this one is a 20700 ver


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  12. Spey

    Spey Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 2, 2016
    If it was/is "pure silver" (meaning it's 99.9%) it would not tarnish. Sterling Silver (92.5% silver alloyed with 7.5% copper to make it harder and more durable) tarnishes, and is typically polished with jeweler's rouge on a buffing wheel. You can buy cloths impregnated with rouge to make maintenance polishing easy (hand polishing). They are typically red and yellow (two-sides & impregnated with two different grades of compound), offering the user a progressive polishing option with one cloth. Search term: Jeweler's Cloth

    If it's silver-plated ... be careful so-as not to polish through the plating exposing the base metal.
     
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  13. r055co

    r055co Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 24, 2015
    Seattle
    Pilak's are over 95% pure silver, mine don't tarnish. To bring out a mirror shine yes you need to use buffing wheel with Jewelers rouge. Here's one of my Pilak's that I've never put it on my polishing wheel, I've only used Wrights Silver Cream. Which will clean off the grim build up, Pilak's are very low maintenance.

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  14. mackman

    mackman Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 19, 2013
    NorCal
    Shoort answer on Mother's...Yes
     
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