After the hours that you’ve spent finding the perfect set of vintage gold cufflinks, you will need to know how to clean vintage gold cufflinks. Knowing how to clean your vintage gold cufflinks and cleaning them regularly is really the only way to keep your vintage cufflinks shiny so that they can last another lifetime. You have three options when you want to clean vintage gold cufflinks; you can either spend the cash on jewelry cleaners, take your vintage gold cufflinks to a jeweler and have them professionally cleaned or your can clean them yourself. Buying jewelry cleaner or taking your vintage gold cufflinks to be professionally cleaned will keep them looking great, but it may not be the most cost effective way to clean vintage gold cufflinks. Learning how to clean vintage gold cufflinks on your own is a lot easier than it may seem. You already have everything that you need to learn how to clean vintage gold cufflinks in your kitchen cupboard; a little soap and some tender loving care will have your vintage gold cufflinks shining like new.
Things you will need for how to clean vintage gold cufflinks:
- Liquid dish soap
- Clean wash cloth
- Get some warm water. Fill a bowl with warm water. A little bit of warm water will help to loosen the dirt and grease that has built up around your vintage gold cufflinks. When it comes to cleaning vintage gold cufflinks, a little bit of warm water goes a long way.
- Add some soap. Pour a few drops of liquid dish soap into the bowl of warm water. Swirl the soap around in the water using your hand; the water doesn’t have to be full of suds, you just want to make sure the water and soap are mixed well. Using liquid dish soap to clean vintage gold cufflinks will help further break up any dirt and grease that are causing your vintage gold cufflinks to look dirty and dull.
- Break out an old toothbrush. An old toothbrush is the best implement to gently scrub away the build up of dirt and grime on your vintage gold cufflinks. Using an old toothbrush on your vintage gold cufflinks will buff away the gunk without scratching or damaging your vintage gold cufflinks. If you don’t have an old toothbrush around, you can always purchase a jewelry cleaning cloth at any jewelry store.
- In case of emergency, use rubbing alcohol. If you’re having a hard time getting your vintage gold cufflinks clean, use some rubbing alcohol. Good old-fashioned rubbing alcohol will eat away at the tough grease and dirt on your vintage gold cufflinks without damaging the gold. Dip your toothbrush into the rubbing alcohol and gently wipe away the dirt and grime from your vintage gold cufflinks. When all else fails, rubbing alcohol is a sure fire way to clean vintage gold cufflinks.
- Wipe away the soap. Use a clean washcloth or a jewelry cloth to wipe all the dish soap off of your vintage gold cufflinks. Leaving soap residue on your vintage gold cufflinks can cause your vintage gold cufflinks to look dull even after cleaning.
Let them dry. Once you have all of the soap residue off your vintage gold cufflinks, let them dry in a cool dry place. Don’t put your vintage gold cufflinks in with your other jewelry as they dry. Sometimes, the warm water that you used to clean your vintage gold cufflinks can make them more prone to scratches; so, make sure your vintage gold cufflinks are completely dry before you store them.
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