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Pewter Cleaning Tip

Before I polish my pewter plates, I soak them in extremely hot water for several minutes in a dish pan.

I take a pad of super fine steel wool (0000), place it in the water, squeeze it out, and apply a teaspoon of Dawn dish liquid. Then I take the plate out of the water and begin firmly rubbing the steel wool in a circular pattern from the middle to the outside diameter of the plate. Repeat this rubbing on both sides and dry the plate with a soft cotton towel or cloth.

I always apply a metal polish. I like (and sell) 3M Chrome & Metal Polish. Apply the polish with a cotton ball and wipe it away with a soft cotton rag before it dries.

Fill the dish pan again with hot water and rinse the plate while rubbing a few drops of the Dawn dish liquid on both sides of the plate. Dry the plate completely with a soft cotton cloth or diaper. I do this type of cleaning process to each of my plates at least once a year!

I also offer a number of beautiful Antique Pewter Pieces for sale. Visit the Antiques section to see what's currently available.

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