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at-home practicum: polishing silver

This video demonstrates the following polishing methods on a tarnished silver object: Mars Staedtler eraser; slurry of water and calcium carbonate; slurry of water and aluminum oxide; and extremely…

From  Lauren Fair on March 9th, 2021 0 likes 4 plays 0  

fixing drips

Drips often form when brush- or spray-lacquering, but these can be easily fixed if you catch them quickly enough.

From  Lauren Fair on October 1st, 2020 0 likes 4 plays 0  

spray lacquering

Spray lacquering a silver plate with 1:2 Agateen Lacquer #27 (nitrocellulose) / Agateen Lacquer Thinner #1 with 0.025 wt.% coumarin 6 (UV-fluorescent) dye additive.

From  Lauren Fair on October 1st, 2020 0 likes 9 plays 0  

brush lacquering

Brush lacquering a silver fork with 1:1 Agateen Lacquer #27 (nitrocellulose) / Agateen Lacquer Thinner #1 with 0.025 wt.% coumarin 6 (UV-fluorescent) dye additive.

From  Lauren Fair on October 1st, 2020 0 likes 8 plays 0  

polishing silver

Mechanical polishing of silver offers the greatest amount of control as compared to other cleaning methods, such as chemical dips or electrolytic setups. Lab grade (chemically pure, homogenous…

From  Lauren Fair on September 30th, 2020 0 likes 10 plays 0  

coating removal with solvent poultice

On silver objects that do not have organic or other solvent-sensitive components but are coated with cellulose nitrate lacquer, poultices with cotton pads soaked in acetone solvent can safely and…

From  Lauren Fair on September 30th, 2020 0 likes 4 plays 0  

lifting lacquer during steam removal

The use of pressurized steam to remove cellulose nitrate lacquer from non-plated silver causes it to lift, sometimes in large sheets.

From  Lauren Fair on September 28th, 2020 0 likes 3 plays 0  

coating removal with pressurized steam

On silver objects that are not plated but are coated with cellulose nitrate lacquer, pressurized steam from a handheld dental steamer can safely and effectively remove the previously applied coating.

From  Lauren Fair on September 28th, 2020 0 likes 4 plays 0  

washing uncoated silver

Washing silver in a bath of dilute nonionic surfactant helps soften some tarnish and remove polish residues. Rinse in a bath of clean water.

From  Lauren Fair on September 28th, 2020 0 likes 3 plays 0  

chem103-080-20191203-140000.mp4

Video Created by UD Capture Classroom Recording in Smith 120 on 2019-12-03 14:00:00.

From  Dana Chatellier on December 3rd, 2019 0 likes 33 plays 0  

chem103-080-20190924-140000.mp4

Video Created by UD Capture Classroom Recording in Smith 120 on 2019-09-24 14:00:00.

From  Dana Chatellier on September 24th, 2019 0 likes 43 plays 0  

chem103-090-20180918-140001.mp4

Video Created by UD Capture Classroom Recording in Smith 120 on 2018-09-18 14:00:00.

From  Dana Chatellier on August 24th, 2019 0 likes 565 plays 0