Blue silver.

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  1. Millie

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    I use Mom's sterling silver flatware every day, have since 1997.
    Recently I've pulled some out of the tumbler I keep them in before washing them and they're blue!
    Any ideas? Nothing has changed on my end that I know of.
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    This happens when someone handles them who has been in close proximity to firearms. You know blued steel ones. Just kidding. Silver cleaner should take care of it.
     
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    It does, though it's harder to remove the blue than the tarnish. I'm asking if anyone knows why my silver is blue all of a sudden...:rolleyes:
    Same water in the tumbler I soak the sliver in, same dish soap, same old lady doing the washing.
     
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    Blue hair dye?

    Just askin’. :rolleyes:
     
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    :eek: Did you just call her a bluehair?
     
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    Are you being a butt??? Surely not! lol.
     
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    I've been known to have hot pink streaks in my hair.....but no blue.
     
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    Have you changed the dishwashing soap you’ve been using?


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    You been spooning these guys?

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    Same everything, soap, me, water (I hope it's not the water).....
     
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    I’m being a Yes Butt. :D
     
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    It’s being exposed to hydrogen sulfide, probably coming in the tap water but low enough that you don’t smell it.
     
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    How do I fix it? Is it bad for me? I filter the drinking water. The well has a lot of iron in it, always has.
     
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    Well loddypoo. We all know who has a silver spoon in there mouth now.
    ;)
     
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    You can try using bottled water for a day and see if that clears it up, if it does then you know. Best thing would simply be not to soak the silver.
     
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    Great idea, and thanks.
     
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    Looks like your silverware has come in contact with Sulfur.
    Are you using the same medium in the tumbler, for the silver ware and gun brass?
    If so its the gun powder residue from the brass. The gun powder contains sulfur and the sulfur is reacting with your silver ware.
    We have cleaned our silver with the aluminum, baking soda and hot water method with great success. Hope this helps. Good Luck.
     
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    @Millie when you say “tumbler” that you are keeping them in, do you mean just like a cup/container?
    Or do you mean a tumbler (machine) like we use to clean brass ammo cases or polish rocks?
     
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    By tumbler I meant a plastic drink glass, not a brass tumbler.
    It's a big plastic "glass" I put soap and water in to soak my sliver flatware before I hand-wash them. Just water and dish soap, nothing has changed for 20 years.
    I have many pounds of mixed brass here, but none has come in contact with anything but the bags its in.
     
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    Plastic cup/container. Guess I should have used another term, but I wasn't thinking brass tumbler, and "plastic glass" didn't sound right.....lol.
     
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    You have to consider your audience. :D
     
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    I know, right?
    I'm not thinking like a gun person yet, I guess! Too new, still.
     
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    It could be worse Millie. I was recipient of Mom's silverplate. Over time silever polish removes the plating. Fortunately, I learned this early and merely wash with regular dishwashing soap and use a soft cloth to polish the heck out of it to return to proper luster.

    Also, the stuff is much too "froo-froo" (Victorian) for me. I so very rarely use it.
     
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    I dragged all that stuff out of the silver chest as soon as I moved here to take care of Mom. I figured, why not use it, it's lovely!
    It rarely needs polishing now that it's in regular use. I've never seen it turn blue ever! Very odd.
     
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    Your water may have changed. You could test this by putting some in a tumbler of tap water and another batch in a tumbler of bottled water. set them side by side and see what happens. Make sure everything else is the same except the water.
     
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