- July 30, 2007 at 10:56 pm #241835LissKeymaster
Re: Other uses for toothpaste
Here are other hints to use with Toothpaste.
If silver jewellery gets black apply toothpaste and rub it very well.
Compact discs sound great, but they scratch so easily. However, don’t toss a scratched CD until you try my homemade scratch remedy.
Many scratches can be wiped away with ordinary white toothpaste. Gel will not work, so be sure to use only plain white toothpaste and follow these steps:
Squeeze a small amount of toothpaste onto a clean sock or any cloth that is lint-free.
2. Then, on the shiny, nonlabeled side, rub the toothpaste on the cd, starting from the inside of the cd and working outward like the spokes of a wheel. remember, wipe it on inside out, never back and forth.
Once the entire underside is coated, take a clean, dry part of the sock and wipe away the toothpaste, again using spokelike strokes — from inner edge to outer edge.
4. Don’t use water. Just continue wiping until the paste is gone.
This process works great for minor scratches on dvds and game cds, too.
clean a gold wedding band by dipping a toothbrush in water, then into a dollop of white toothpaste (regular paste, not gel).
scrub the entire surface of the ring, inside the band and out. don’t use the same toothbrush for teeth and jewelry, though. rinse with tap water and dry with a soft cloth.
diamonds should be cleaned a little differently. the band can be cleaned and polished with toothpaste, but check to see if the diamond is loose first. you can do this by holding the ring between the thumb and middle finger, then gently tapping with the index finger. hold the ring to your ear and tap–if the ring rattles, the diamond is loose.
clean the actual diamond (sapphires, rubies and other precious stones also) by scrubbing with a toothbrush using one part lemon ammonia to 10 parts water. Rinse well and dry with a soft cloth.
Gold chains can be cleaned with the lemon ammonia solution as well. Use a toothbrush and brush the solution onto both sides of the chain on top of a soft cloth. Never sleep with a gold chain on, as this can cause tangles and even breakage.
Porous stones such as jade, onyx and emerald require a different type of care than a diamond. Make a sudsy solution of baby shampoo and water, then scrub with a toothbrush. If the stone is in a gold setting, the toothpaste cleaning method can be used, but follow that up by cleaning the stone with shampoo and water.
Again, rinse well and dry with a soft cloth.
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