Tarnish

How To : Clean Tarnished Metal Using This Common Condiment

Most of you probably spread ketchup all over hamburgers and fries. Some of you may even drink it straight. But did you know that tame (and slightly addictive) condiment in your fridge is also a powerful cleaning agent? Melissa Ibbitson, 19, consumes 3 bottles of ketchup every ...more

How To : Get the tarnish off silver by using toothpaste

Is your silverware or silver jewelry showing too much tarnish? You can remove the tarnish easily by using a baking soda toothpaste. This tutorial demonstrates how you can use just a dab of toothpaste, a soft cloth and some rinse water.

How To : Polish tarnished silver with Rayven-Symone

Disney star Raven teaches us how to polish our old silver jewelry. To keep that sterling silver shiny, you will need baking soda, water, aluminum foil, a bowl, and the tarnished sterling silver jewelry. Watch this video jewelry care tutorial and learn how to polish tarnished s ...more

News : What Happens When You Mix Coca Cola and Milk

Interesting reaction coke and milk The reaction of phosphoric acid (V) to proteins in the milk - they are cut and causes a precipitate The reaction of phosphoric acid with calcium contained in milk gives rise to a precipitate 3Ca + 2H3PO4 ///\\\ Ca3(PO4)2 + 3H2 It is a reacti ...more

How To : Cut Tomatoes the Right Way

Tomatoes are the perfect barometer for kitchen knives and knife skills. If you've ever watched an infomercial for a set of knives, you've surely seen the enthusiastic host waxing about how well the knives cut tomatoes. And if you've ever had your knives sharpened, you've most ...more

How To : Clean Up Liquid Spills More Easily with Flour

Spills happen in the kitchen, and while every good cook knows to clean as you go, not every cook has an endless supply of cleaning materials. Besides, one spill can exhaust your entire stockpile of sponges, paper towels, and rags in a matter of minutes. Particularly egregious ...more

How To : Clean sterling silver effortlessly

Have some dirty silver laying around the house? Not sure how to get that sterling silver sparkling like it's brand new? Use this easy method to clean tarnished silver. What you will need: • A glass, heat-proof dish or pan • Aluminum foil • Baking soda • Boiling water • A ...more

How To : Clean Dirty Pennies Using Only 3 Things

Do you want your old, dirty pennies to be shiny and glistening again? This article will demonstrate how to return their lovely allure using only three items: salt, lemon juice, and a jar. THINGS YOU'LL NEED Lemon Juice Salt Jar With a Screw On Lid Dirty Penny or Pennies Put ...more

How To : Varnish wet plate Collodion images

This video shows the process of varnishing a black glass Ambrotype. Not a high "wow-factor" here, but some practical knowledge needed in the process. It's very important to varnish wet plate images as they damage and tarnish easily. Learn how to varnish Collodion pictures by w ...more

How To : Use clear nail polish in 5 different ways

In this video, you'll learn about some great and alternative uses for clear nail polish. Did you know that you can use clear nail polish to stop tarnish or seal an envelope? It's true. You can also use clear nail polish to secure a screen or smooth a wooden hanger. Try these o ...more

How To : Polish gold

Are your gold necklaces looking dull? Are your gold earrings looking slightly faded? Restore your beautiful gold items with a little trick, with no special cleaner to buy! If you want your gold to glitter, polish it with toothpaste, rinse it off, then use a dry rag to buff it ...more

How To : Polish your hookah

This video tutorial instructs the viewers on how to polish your hookah. The metal parts of the hookah can get tarnished so it is important to know how to properly polish your hookah. Begin by purchasing Never Dull, your polishing agent, by Eagle One. This product can be found ...more

How To : 11 Unexpected Uses for Silica Gel Packets

Though silica gel packets clearly instruct you to throw them away (and not eat them), you can actually keep them for a variety of unexpectedly practical uses around the home. Silica gel is a desiccant, a substance that absorbs moisture, which makes these packets perfect for ke ...more

How To : Use the cloth modifier in 3DS MAX without Reactor

Cloth is an essential part of almost any 3D modeling project involving people. This video will show you how to properly use the cloth modifier in 3D Studio MAX to create the waving, tarnished American flag shown in the thumbnail. This tutorial does NOT feature Reactor, the in- ...more

How To : The Simple Trick to No-Mess Fry Dipping on the Go

You're in your car. You've got a bag of piping-hot French fries with you. You want those fries in your mouth ASAP, but you also want to dip them in ketchup. So what do you do? If you're like most human beings, you squirt the ketchup onto a napkin or in a corner of your burger ...more

How To : Restore silver with electrochemistry

Watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage on how to restore silver with electrochemistry. You can restore old silver with aluminum foil or a battery by simple electrochemistry. Old silver is often tarnished by a thin layer of silver sulfide that appears as a brown colo ...more

How To : 13 Weird Uses for the Milk in Your Fridge

Other than adding that extra missing ingredient to your dry cereal in a bowl, the milk in your fridge can also be used to enhance the flavor of your corn, remove ink stains from your clothing, freshen up the taste of your frozen fish, add shine to your leather shoes, relieve y ...more

How To : Paint miniatures for dioramas and gaming terrain

Watch this instructional video to paint realistic finishes on miniatures for dioramas, architectural models, and game terrain. This model maker begins with an introduction to washes and dry brushing. When working towards a tarnished or deep finish on your miniatures, you must ...more

How To : Polish brass

Brass, an alloy of copper and zinc, is prone to tarnishing—but whether it's a brass lamp or a brass monkey, with the right technique it's a cinch to polish. You Will Need * Some tarnished brass * Several clean cotton cloths * A bowl of water mixed with a dash of mild soap * ...more

How To : Polish silverware using Cape Cod polishing cloths

Watch this video tutorial from the Polish Guy to see how to polish silverware using Cape Cod polishing cloths. In this polishing tip we polish silverware using Cap Cod Metal Polishing Cloths. The cloths are individually packaged in an attractive tin that includes a pair of reu ...more

Roger Ebert : Why I HATE 3-D (And You Should, Too)

Chicago Sun Times movie critic Roger Ebert hates 3-D. And when I say hate, I really mean hate. Check out Ebert's excerpted nine points below via Newsweek. 1. IT'S THE WASTE OF A DIMENSION. Our minds use the principle of perspective to provide the third dimension. Adding one a ...more

How To : Clean silver jewelery

Learn this useful trick to get your tarnished sterling silver jewelry clean without wearing your hands out from hand polishing.

How To : Tune the harmonica using the draw scraper

Watch this instructional harmonica video to help you familiarize yourself with how to tune a harmonica using the draw scraper. This video tutorial provides basics tips on how to get used to using a draw scraper. It is recommended that you find an old tarnished reed plate. Star ...more

How To : Spot a fake Coach purse

In this how-to video, you will learn how to spot fake Coach purses. For example, Coach purses are not wrapped in plastic when you buy them. Stitching should be exact and perfect. If it is uneven and crooked, it is fake. Authentic Coach purses use high quality nickel or brass. ...more

How To : Care for copper pots

Extend the life and luster of your copper pots with a few items that are probably in your kitchen. You Will Need * A soft cloth * Mild dish detergent * Warm water * Lemon juice * Kosher salt * Ketchup * A steel wool pad WARNING: Never heat copper pots lined with tin over a hi ...more

How To : Clean silverware with tomato ketchup

Is your silver jewelery all tarnished and you haven't got a silver polishing cloth? Don't despair just yet as you can use regular tomato ketchup to achieve the same effect. Amazing, lets show you how! Clean silverware with tomato ketchup. Click through to watch this video on v ...more

How To : Polish aluminum

Aluminum isn't one of the prettiest of metals, but it's actually one of the easiest to keep clean, if you know what to do. If your aluminum is looking tarnished, try this quick solution to revitalizing the glare. Mix equal parts water and cream of tartar and apply with a rag. ...more

Today's Tidbit : More Is Less

There are two sets of baseball cards: A = Contains 7 top players. B = Contains the same 7 top players, plus 3 so-so players. There are also three groups of people who are going to bid on them: Shown both A and B and asked to bid for them separately. Shown only A and asked t ...more

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