Cleaning rusty gold hardware on Celine vintage buckle

yinnie

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I did a reveal the other day of my new vintage horse and carriage box which was in pristine condition, except for the horse and carriage buckle which had green rust/mould... Here is my reveal thread, where u can see the pics of the buckle.

http://forum.purseblog.com/celine/revealing-a-horse-and-carriage-inside-the-cab-799607.html

I did some research on google about how to clean rust and mould from gold, and came across a gold coin collectors website that suggested cleaning gold coins with toothpaste!

I gave it a try tonight and am totally surprised at the usefulness of toothpaste other than cleaning teeth!!!

The rust and mould is pretty much all off and the buckle now looks sparkling clean!

Given my success, I thought it would be great for me to share this useful tip :P I attach before and after pics for u below.
 

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After, i wiped the toothpaste off with a tissue.
Repeat steps as needed.

I did this repeatedly about 3 times... And revealed a sparkling buckle :smile:

I love the result!!!!! This vintage box is soooo pretty!
WOW, That is Magic:smile:
Your baby looks brand new:smile:
Thank you for the trick
 

yinnie

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Thank you! I'm yet to take her out after the cleaning but cannot wait to do so :smile:
 

yinnie

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Thank you!!! I find vintage pieces so appealing and have fallen head over heels for them... I am still yet to take her out to see the world, just out of the dust bag every once in a while to stroke and admire her beauty hahahaha