To clean simple imperfections in pewter, gently wash the metal with a mild detergent, warm water and a cloth. To thoroughly clean and polish pewter, use a homemade salt, vinegar and flour paste for cleansing and a rotten stone and linseed oil paste for polishing.Continue Reading
Wet a soft cloth, and apply a few drops of mild detergent onto it. Hold the pewter under a stream of warm water, and gently wash it with the cloth. Rinse it thoroughly, and allow the metal to dry completely before polishing.
Mix one teaspoon of salt and 1/2 cup of flour with one cup of vinegar until the mixture forms a paste. Use a soft cloth to gently apply the paste to the metal until the entire surface is covered. Allow the paste to sit for a minimum of 20 minutes before rinsing the pewter thoroughly. Dry the metal by hand with a towel.
Boil a small amount of the linseed oil, then allow it to cool until it is warm. Mix the rotten stone with the linseed oil until it forms a paste. Use a soft cloth to apply the paste. Rinse thoroughly, and dry by hand with a towel.
To clean sterling silver, scrub it with toothpaste and a soft cloth, clean highly detailed areas with a soft toothbrush, rinse the silver with running water, dry it with a towel, and polish it with a cloth. This 20-minute procedure requires toothpaste, a soft toothbrush, water, a polishing cloth and a towel.Full Answer >
Pewter is made up of mostly tin. Other metals that are combined with tin to create pewter include copper, bismuth and antimony. Lead and silver are sometimes used to blend with tin to create pewter. Copper and antimony are used as hardening solvents for the metal.Full Answer >
To oxidize metal, first put two eggs in water, and boil for 10 minutes. Use dish soap to wash the metal, and then fully dry it. Drop the boiled eggs into a Ziploc bag, and crush them as small as possible; this releases sulfur. Place the metal in the crushed eggs, and seal the bag, making sure the metal is as immersed as possible before tightly closing the bag.Full Answer >
Pewter is an alloy composed of tin, copper and antimony. Some pewter also contains bismuth, lead or silver. An alloy is a blend of two or more metals.Full Answer >