[Boatanchors] cleaning crystal cans

Ian Webb ianwebb5 at ATTBI.COM
Mon Apr 29 23:16:55 EDT 2002

Vinegar is acetic ACID so it is not surprising that you remove more than
the corrosion.

I've had good luck on green crystals and ended up with very shiny crystals
by silverware polish and a soft cloth and lots of polishing.

Ian, K6SDE

Gary Schafer wrote:

> I got several suggestions to use white vinegar. It worked fine. I let a
> few soak for a few minutes and then rinsed with water. Some of the more
> corroded ones I let soak for 20 minutes or so. They cleaned up but it
> also took some of the plating off. Even soaking them for a few minutes
> took some of the plating of but I am not sure that the corrosion hadn't

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