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Message 1890994 - Posted: 20 Sep 2017, 18:08:46 UTC

Statistically the 166th most popular first name.

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Message 1891004 - Posted: 20 Sep 2017, 19:33:57 UTC

Every time you see a Bug or Beetle driving down the hwy or fwy, you'll see My 1st two initials. My brother, and sister each owned one.

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Message 1891009 - Posted: 20 Sep 2017, 19:44:12 UTC

I bought a bug at a thrift store once. I bid $68 for it and got it. All I need to due to get it running was replace the fuel lines. So for under a $100 I gave it to my Nephew as his first car.
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Message 1891013 - Posted: 20 Sep 2017, 20:09:35 UTC - in response to Message 1891009.  

I bought a bug at a thrift store once. I bid $68 for it and got it. All I need to due to get it running was replace the fuel lines. So for under a $100 I gave it to my Nephew as his first car.

I always think, a bug needs a fly swatter, when I see one driving down the road.
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Message 1891211 - Posted: 21 Sep 2017, 20:32:21 UTC

Does anybody have a suggestion for a good cleaner for sterling silverware? Of course I know about the product, "Tarn-X", but it doesn't really do as good a job as I would like. Some of the silver sits inside a special cloth bag and that keeps the tarnish away, but the basic forks, knives, and spoons, I use everyday, and they need some spiffing up.
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Message 1891212 - Posted: 21 Sep 2017, 20:36:15 UTC

Frank Zappa Hologram Tour Is in the Works

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Message 1891214 - Posted: 21 Sep 2017, 20:41:17 UTC - in response to Message 1891212.  

Frank Zappa Hologram Tour Is in the Works

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/frank-zappa-hologram/

That should be pretty trippy. ;~)
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Message 1891215 - Posted: 21 Sep 2017, 20:42:37 UTC

Ah, polishing silver brings back memories of vacation jobs in a precious metals rolling drawing and coining mil with its hours of cleaning and polishing everything between stages. A(rg)h those were the days.
The best - jeweler's rouge. But that I hard to use properly.
Next come the proper liquid silver polishes, since we are on opposite sides of the pond I won't name brands. For deep "crinkly" decoration I find an old, soft tooth brush to be quite effective. I find the wadding and cloth types of polish ineffective in comparison.
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Message 1891216 - Posted: 21 Sep 2017, 20:50:39 UTC - in response to Message 1891215.  

Ah, polishing silver brings back memories of vacation jobs in a precious metals rolling drawing and coining mil with its hours of cleaning and polishing everything between stages. A(rg)h those were the days.
The best - jeweler's rouge. But that I hard to use properly.
Next come the proper liquid silver polishes, since we are on opposite sides of the pond I won't name brands. For deep "crinkly" decoration I find an old, soft tooth brush to be quite effective. I find the wadding and cloth types of polish ineffective in comparison.

The old toothbrush is a good idea. I'm not familiar with the "jeweler's rouge", but the jewelry store I talked to certainly offered their services, however they advised if they did it, it would obviously be expensive. What's in the liquid cleaners? Maybe I could make my own?
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Message 1891219 - Posted: 21 Sep 2017, 20:59:14 UTC - in response to Message 1891216.  

Ah, polishing silver brings back memories of vacation jobs in a precious metals rolling drawing and coining mil with its hours of cleaning and polishing everything between stages. A(rg)h those were the days.
The best - jeweler's rouge. But that I hard to use properly.
Next come the proper liquid silver polishes, since we are on opposite sides of the pond I won't name brands. For deep "crinkly" decoration I find an old, soft tooth brush to be quite effective. I find the wadding and cloth types of polish ineffective in comparison.

The old toothbrush is a good idea. I'm not familiar with the "jeweler's rouge", but the jewelry store I talked to certainly offered their services, however they advised if they did it, it would obviously be expensive. What's in the liquid cleaners? Maybe I could make my own?

I just got an email from a friend who suggested soda water and aluminum foil.
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Message 1891225 - Posted: 21 Sep 2017, 21:46:27 UTC

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Message 1891239 - Posted: 21 Sep 2017, 23:12:25 UTC - in response to Message 1891211.  

Does anybody have a suggestion for a good cleaner for sterling silverware? Of course I know about the product, "Tarn-X", but it doesn't really do as good a job as I would like. Some of the silver sits inside a special cloth bag and that keeps the tarnish away, but the basic forks, knives, and spoons, I use everyday, and they need some spiffing up.


I'd suggest "Silvo" - its an impregnated wadding type of material, but I'm not sure if you can get it in the USA - I've used it on my Sheaffer 'Imperial' pen, for about 40 years and I still have a pen left! Perhaps you can get something similar, if you can't get it there. My late brother, would probably have recommended Goddard's Silver Dip, given his expertise in metal-finishing, but then, it would've been for a different reason - amongst other things, he was responsible for the Silver track PCB in the Audio Innovations valve amp, back in the 90s (and they said it couldn't be done!), so he was more concerned with a different sort of 'clean'. Something like Silver Dip, I'd only use for very bad tarnishing and very carefully - it can 'bite'.
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Message 1891244 - Posted: 21 Sep 2017, 23:58:49 UTC - in response to Message 1891239.  

Does anybody have a suggestion for a good cleaner for sterling silverware? Of course I know about the product, "Tarn-X", but it doesn't really do as good a job as I would like. Some of the silver sits inside a special cloth bag and that keeps the tarnish away, but the basic forks, knives, and spoons, I use everyday, and they need some spiffing up.


I'd suggest "Silvo" - its an impregnated wadding type of material, but I'm not sure if you can get it in the USA - I've used it on my Sheaffer 'Imperial' pen, for about 40 years and I still have a pen left! Perhaps you can get something similar, if you can't get it there. My late brother, would probably have recommended Goddard's Silver Dip, given his expertise in metal-finishing, but then, it would've been for a different reason - amongst other things, he was responsible for the Silver track PCB in the Audio Innovations valve amp, back in the 90s (and they said it couldn't be done!), so he was more concerned with a different sort of 'clean'. Something like Silver Dip, I'd only use for very bad tarnishing and very carefully - it can 'bite'.


You can try Bar Tender's Friend. But it is a very mild abrasive. But only as a last case if all else fails. The foil and baking soda work for me.
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Message 1891256 - Posted: 22 Sep 2017, 2:24:29 UTC - in response to Message 1891239.  

I'd suggest "Silvo"

We've got both Silvo and Brasso here in Australia, and both do an excellent job of cleaning the metals they're meant for.
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Message 1891274 - Posted: 22 Sep 2017, 6:12:08 UTC - in response to Message 1891219.  

Soda water and aluminum foil is OKish on smooth, undecorated surfaces.
The liquid polishes are basically a very fine abrasive suspended in an oil/water emulsion or an oil/alcohol mix. Some have a tiny amount of a detergent, and some have a small amount of wax (which is supposed to coat the surface and slow down tarnishing).
In the past I've had some luck using a toothpaste/water mix, but you have to wash that off after you've done otherwise one's silver spoon adds a mint flavour to everything.
Whatever you use a really good buff up once finished with a good quality "yellow polishing cloth" will improve the shine, and the shine will tend to last longer.
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Message 1891955 - Posted: 27 Sep 2017, 4:11:23 UTC - in response to Message 1891274.  

I tried the baking soda/hot water/aluminum foil thing earlier this evening, and I was sort of amazed the results were as good as they were, but I'll definitely be giving them a second treatment, and also be using a toothbrush for the ornate portions of the handles.

Yes, that's me talking in these home videos I just made:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4SgYifnrqQ&list=PL8B258F67B378DFCD&index=23

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WB7qoIwkfFU&index=24&list=PL8B258F67B378DFCD
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Message 1891963 - Posted: 27 Sep 2017, 6:18:53 UTC - in response to Message 1891955.  

I tried the baking soda/hot water/aluminum foil thing earlier this evening, and I was sort of amazed the results were as good as they were, but I'll definitely be giving them a second treatment, and also be using a toothbrush for the ornate portions of the handles.

Yes, that's me talking in these home videos I just made:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4SgYifnrqQ&list=PL8B258F67B378DFCD&index=23

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WB7qoIwkfFU&index=24&list=PL8B258F67B378DFCD

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Message 1892100 - Posted: 28 Sep 2017, 3:58:12 UTC

My name is Bill Gates and I am an Android user
Sir. Have you no, er, shame?
Microsoft founder Bill Gates has admitted to switching to an Android phone but he still won't entertain using the Jesus Mobe iPhone.

With Windows 10 mobile orphaned into the slow lane (it no longer receives the latest Redstone 3 and 4 development in line with the desktop release) and Microsoft not selling own-brand handsets, the ability to run modern mobile apps clearly became too great.

The world's richest man confirmed he only succumbed to temptations "recently" and wouldn't say which Android device he habitually uses.

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