My pieces got black while tumbling with steel shot. How can I salvage them
My Argentium silver is now black after I solider them how can I salvage them?
Tumbling does not remove torch residue or firescale as it's sometimes known. It will only polish them up to shiny and dark. Put the soldered AS items in a hot pickle solution to remove any oxides and then rinse with clean water just as you would any other metal after silver soldering before tumbling.
Click here to post comments
Return to Tumble Polishing Q & A.