Cleaning with Chalk slurry

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Dael69
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Cleaning with Chalk slurry

Postby Dael69 » Sat Nov 28, 2015 4:42 pm

Hello,

I am about to clean a set of coffee cups and I read here about Chalk slurry + non ionic soap as main cleaners. My concern is about the chalk slurry, I dont want to make a big mistake with the coffee set and I want to be sure what "Chalk" means.

I assume Chalk is calcium carbonate powder CaCO3. I am right or I was about to make a big mistake?

Very thanks!

Dael.

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Re: Cleaning with Chalk slurry

Postby oel » Sat Nov 28, 2015 5:16 pm

Hi Dael,

Silver polish contains paste of very fine precipitated chalk.

See our topics about silver care. I would use warm soap water to clean the cups, a little silver polish and a final clean with warm soap water. Dry the cups with a kitchen towel. For future polishing I use a special impregnated silver cloth for silver care only.

Best,

Oel.

Dael69
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Re: Cleaning with Chalk slurry

Postby Dael69 » Sat Nov 28, 2015 7:02 pm

Thanks Oel, I am going to read a lot more about cleaning. Ill post the set as it is now so it could help with the way to clean it and also will post the spanish marks for your web.

Best regards.

Dael.


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