Pewter Dish - I washed it in DW HELP!

puggerFebruary 26, 2007

In trouble here. I, gulp, washed one of our bowls in the dishwasher - thought it was plastic or something. It no longer looks like its matching partner dish.

I used maas polish, I used vinegar and salt, I used the stuff you tear off out of the can nothing has worked. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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kudzu9

You've probably destroyed the old patina and it will take a long time for that to return (like years). Further rubbing is not going to add the patina back. There is likely some chemical treatment you can perform to add back a patina, but it would likely involve noxious chemicals and be best left to someone specializing in silver restoration. You also may have a hard time getting the two pieces to ever match again, although I suppose you could put the other one in the dishwasher and start from the same point with both.

    Bookmark   March 2, 2007 at 5:48PM
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pugger

thanks. we are resolved to leaving well enough alone. The dishwasher-treated dish has irregular spotting and cloudiness all over.

    Bookmark   March 2, 2007 at 5:52PM
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