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Wilton Armetale Silver - did I ruin it?

AmblerGirl Oct 22, 2006 07:27 PM

I recently bought a beautiful (and expensive) set of Wilton Armetale silver serving trays - the kind that can even go in the oven to keep your food warm. Well, I was very dumb and did not read the directions, and ran them through the dishwasher (which apparantly is a big no-no). Now the silver surface is cloud-y looking, like its dirty but will not wash off. Are they ruined? Is there anything I can do to fix this?

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    MikeG RE: AmblerGirl Oct 22, 2006 08:01 PM

    Have you tried silver polish?

    1. jillp RE: AmblerGirl Oct 23, 2006 02:26 AM

      Wilton Armetale is not silver, so you didn't ruin it. Buy some Armetale polish and you can restore much of the shiny finish. It won't look brand new, but that's okay; even if you had not put it into the dishwasher it would lose a bit of that super-shiny factory finish after a few uses and washings.

      1. Candy RE: AmblerGirl Oct 23, 2006 01:03 PM

        See if you can find a tin of Never Dull. Most hardware stores carry it and that will help enormously. You'll be amazed what you can use it on and it lasts forever.

        It used to be suggested that if you wanted high polish Armetale to liik like older pewter that you do wash it in the dishwasher. So if that is not the look you are going for then keep it out of there.

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          toodie jane RE: Candy Oct 24, 2006 02:35 PM

          Never Dull contains some pretty toxic solvents. Use only with heavy duty rubber gloves and with excellent ventilation.

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