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Can I restore this silver plated flatware?

Octang | Apr 19, 2012 08:15 PM

Please view the attached photos.

Today I came across 28 pieces of silver plated flatware that is in pretty rough shape. I would like to restore them to look perfectly shiny and new, but I do not know if they are beyond salvageable.

The picture of the two spoons shows an example of a few pieces that are in the best condition. You can see in the other pictures the pieces have a dark tarnish with streaks and splotching. There are rust spots on some and in the big ladle you can see green discoloration of some sort (but I don't know what that is).

I moderately familiar with sticking silver in boiling water with aluminum foil, baking soda and salt to remove tarnish, but given the state of these items will that be enough? Is there any hope to get these looking great again?

I'd appreciate any insight!

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