Time for a Shine

The season is nearly upon us. You want your home to sparkle and your tableware to shine. But, ugh, the silver, pewter and copper serving pieces are due for a polishing. Time to exert some elbow grease and inhale those noxious, metallic fumes, right? Nope, not this year. We’ve found a way to spare you some trouble. Cape Cod Metal Polishing Cloths are the genius of William Block, who spent 25 years restoring antique metal and was less than thrilled with the polishes available to him. William invented his own formula and founded Cape Cod Polish Company, which his son Jared now runs. The cotton cloths are pre-moistened with just enough polish so you’re not left with excess goop stuck in the nooks and crannies of your pieces. Just rub one of the polishing cloths gently over an object, then wipe dry with a buffing cloth or soft paper towel. Wash gently, and your treasured heirlooms will glow. The cloths can be reused and have a pleasant vanilla smell (no more noxious fumes). Plus, an anti-tarnish finish embedded in the polishing cloths provides a mirror-like shine. Best of all, you don’t need a shelf full of polishes and cleaners. These cloths can clean, polish and protect any metal (even chrome car parts), quickly and with very little mess. You’ll wonder where they’ve been all your life.

Cape Cod Polish Company

Metal Polishing Kit

Time for a Shine

The season is nearly upon us. You want your home to sparkle and your tableware to shine. But, ugh, the silver, pewter and copper serving pieces are due for a polishing. Time to exert some elbow grease and inhale those noxious, metallic fumes, right? Nope, not this year. We’ve found a way to spare you some trouble. Cape Cod Metal Polishing Cloths are the genius of William Block, who spent 25 years restoring antique metal and was less than thrilled with the polishes available to him. William invented his own formula and founded Cape Cod Polish Company, which his son Jared now runs. The cotton cloths are pre-moistened with just enough polish so you’re not left with excess goop stuck in the nooks and crannies of your pieces. Just rub one of the polishing cloths gently over an object, then wipe dry with a buffing cloth or soft paper towel. Wash gently, and your treasured heirlooms will glow. The cloths can be reused and have a pleasant vanilla smell (no more noxious fumes). Plus, an anti-tarnish finish embedded in the polishing cloths provides a mirror-like shine. Best of all, you don’t need a shelf full of polishes and cleaners. These cloths can clean, polish and protect any metal (even chrome car parts), quickly and with very little mess. You’ll wonder where they’ve been all your life.

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Jared
    Jared

    This holiday season we at Cape Cod Polish Company want your silver to look its best. Start off right by polishing your silver pieces with Cape Cod Metal Polishing Cloths. These convenient, vanilla scented cotton cloths polish fine metals to a mirror-like shine within seconds. Cape Cod Metal Polishing Cloths also work great on: copper, brass, pewter,

    stainless steel & aluminum.

    To keep your silver looking great year round we also offer the following suggestions:

    * Foods such as eggs, olives, salad dressings, peas, vinegar, and fruit are harmful to

    silver and prolonged contact with them should be avoided.

    * Do not store silver in felt and never wrap plated silver in newspaper.

    * Empty silver salt dishes after each use or pitting will occur and cause damage.

    From proper storage of sterling silver to removing old lacquer from a brass lamp--

    I'm here all afternoon to answer any questions you might have about caring for your fine metals.

  • Kerry
    Kerry
    11/5/2009 12:10 PM

    I just pulled out my CapeCodPolish kit this weekend. Great product, glad the Grommet found it!

  • Kerry
    Kerry
    11/5/2009 12:14 PM

    Me again, just saw your note that silver shouldnt be stored in felt. Does that include the felt (?) bags that my silver bowls came in?

    And another question -- can I clean my horribly tarnished silverplate placesettings with the polishing cloths? Or are they beyond recovery?

    Thanks

  • Sylvia
    Sylvia
    11/5/2009 12:14 PM

    I've been using Cape Cod Polish for about 10 years--jewelry and serving dishes & silver--I love it! And I keep using the same cloth over & over --you don't have to throw it out even when it turns black. And unless I have a lot of polishing to do, I don't bother with the gloves. Love it!

  • Jared
    Jared – Special Guest
    11/5/2009 12:22 PM

    Hi MommyofJ,

    No problem storing the silver bowls in the felt bags that they came in. These bags are typically treated with an anti-tarnish agent.

    The Cape Cod Metal Polishing Cloths work wonders on silverplate, even pieces that have been sitting around for years!

  • Jared
    Jared – Special Guest
    11/5/2009 12:24 PM

    Hi Sylvia,

    Thanks for your kind words! You're right, keep using the cloths until they fall apart. And if you leave them out overnight you can revitalize with a few drops of mineral spirits or vegetable oil.

  • Wendy
    Wendy – Grommet Team
    11/5/2009 1:07 PM

    Good to know that you can keep using those pink cloths even when they are black with tarnish. You know I'm a huge fan and will now gleefully polish up metals in our home. Wendy

  • ReneeG
    ReneeG
    11/5/2009 1:39 PM

    Wait, does the same cloth polish the different kinds of metals? How does that work? I have a copper polish, silver polish, brass polish. It would be nice to be able to not have to buy all those polishes. Also,like Sylvia's note that you can re-use the cloths.

  • Jared
    Jared – Special Guest
    11/5/2009 1:40 PM

    Here's a tip for removing heavy corrosion on brass or copper:

    Try a piece of lemon dipped in salt, or hot vinegar and salt.

    Also if if the piece is not decorated with materials that hot water will damage, they can also be boiled in water containing salt and vinegear. By doing this most of the corrosion will be loosened or removed. You can then finish with a Cape Cod Metal Polishing Cloth to restore the desired shine!

  • Jared
    Jared – Special Guest
    11/5/2009 1:42 PM

    Hi ReneeG,

    That's right Cape Cod Metal Polishing Cloths clean, polish, & protect ALL metals. So you don't have to buy separate polishes. From silverware to brass andirons to aluminum wheels, and jewelry!

  • Nicole
    Nicole
    11/5/2009 2:44 PM

    I would LOVE to have my children polish the silver but have always worried about them with the fumes of the silver polish and getting it on their skin. They also complain about its smell. I am delighted to learn about this product and feeling good about passing on this chore to the children! Also liked the stainless steel cloth you had on teh other day.

  • Ruthie
    Ruthie
    11/5/2009 2:51 PM

    Jared, are you on Cape Cod? I live in Ma and need a recommendation for a silver plater. I have a very old silver plated tea set that I inherited from an aunt many years ago and would like to have it re-plated. Too many years of polishing I suspect!! I am off Cape but can drive there easily. Love hearing about your polish cloths. Best of luck to you.

  • Jared
    Jared – Special Guest
    11/5/2009 3:04 PM

    Hi Nicole,

    As with any cleaning product it is advisable to have parental supervision while using our cloths. Also it's a good idea to use the enclosed nitrile gloves to keep the hands clean. You can also

    use your own nitrile/latex gloves.

  • Jared
    Jared – Special Guest
    11/5/2009 3:09 PM

    Hi Ruthie,

    Are you sure the tea set needs replating? I've seen silver plate that's totally black and looks like the silver has come off but when I polished it it came right up.

    We actually don't re-plate items here, but I can recommend a couple of businesses in the Boston area that do.

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    11/5/2009 3:10 PM

    @Nicole I am crazy about the E-Cloths for stainless steel too. I grab that little gray cloth every night at home and do a couple quick swipes. Just a little water is needed. Here is the link for people who missed it: http://www.thegrommet.com/products/257-E-cloth-microfiber-cleaning-cloth-streak-free-cloths-clean-cloths

  • Jared
    Jared – Special Guest
    11/5/2009 3:28 PM

    Hi Ruthie,

    Katherine from the Daily Grommet will be in touch with you shortly with our contact info.

    thanks

  • Jared
    Jared – Special Guest
    11/5/2009 4:07 PM

    Frequently we get asked about lacquered brass, so I thought I'd share a tip on this topic:

    Lacquered brass needs only dusting and an occasional washing with luke warm water and mild detergent. Rinse and dry. If the lacquer becomes damaged and tarnish lines begin to show, or if the lacquer is turning dark, it can be removed with acetone or amyl acetate (banana oil). Coated objects can also be stripped with a solution of baking soda and boiling water (1 cup soda to 2 gallons boiling water). Let the article stand in the water until it cools and peel off the lacquer. Before any polish can work, the metal surface must be free of all lacquer.

  • anita
    anita
    8/8/2010 11:36 AM

    my cleaning lady used an abrasive cleaner on my new stainless range hood causing ugly scratches, even circular ones. i tried many products to remove them, but nothing worked. was told by my contractor that nothing could be done. i tried the cape cod cloths and now i have the most beautiful, shiny, scrateh-free stainless hood. thanks for such a wonderful product

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    8/8/2010 1:32 PM

    @anita - wow, that's great to know!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Cape Cod Polish Company

Metal Polishing Kit

Time for a Shine

The season is nearly upon us. You want your home to sparkle and your tableware to shine. But, ugh, the silver, pewter and copper serving pieces are due for a polishing. Time to exert some elbow grease and inhale those noxious, metallic fumes, right? Nope, not this year. We’ve found a way to spare you some trouble.

Cape Cod Metal Polishing Cloths are the genius of William Block, who spent 25 years restoring antique metal and was less than thrilled with the polishes available to him. William invented his own formula
and founded Cape Cod Polish Company, which his son Jared now runs. The cotton cloths are pre-moistened with just enough polish so you’re not left with excess goop stuck in the nooks and crannies of your pieces. Just rub one of the polishing cloths gently over an object, then wipe dry with a buffing cloth or soft paper towel. Wash gently, and your treasured heirlooms will glow. The cloths can be reused and have a pleasant vanilla smell (no more noxious fumes). Plus, an anti-tarnish finish embedded in the polishing cloths provides a mirror-like shine. Best of all, you don’t need a shelf full of polishes and cleaners. These cloths can clean, polish and protect any metal (even chrome car parts), quickly and with very little mess. You’ll wonder where they’ve been all your life. Read More Read Less
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Jared
    Jared

    This holiday season we at Cape Cod Polish Company want your silver to look its best. Start off right by polishing your silver pieces with Cape Cod Metal Polishing Cloths. These convenient, vanilla scented cotton cloths polish fine metals to a mirror-like shine within seconds. Cape Cod Metal Polishing Cloths also work great on: copper, brass, pewter,

    stainless steel & aluminum.

    To keep your silver looking great year round we also offer the following suggestions:

    * Foods such as eggs, olives, salad dressings, peas, vinegar, and fruit are harmful to

    silver and prolonged contact with them should be avoided.

    * Do not store silver in felt and never wrap plated silver in newspaper.

    * Empty silver salt dishes after each use or pitting will occur and cause damage.

    From proper storage of sterling silver to removing old lacquer from a brass lamp--

    I'm here all afternoon to answer any questions you might have about caring for your fine metals.

  • Kerry
    Kerry
    11/5/2009 12:10 PM

    I just pulled out my CapeCodPolish kit this weekend. Great product, glad the Grommet found it!

  • Kerry
    Kerry
    11/5/2009 12:14 PM

    Me again, just saw your note that silver shouldnt be stored in felt. Does that include the felt (?) bags that my silver bowls came in?

    And another question -- can I clean my horribly tarnished silverplate placesettings with the polishing cloths? Or are they beyond recovery?

    Thanks

  • Sylvia
    Sylvia
    11/5/2009 12:14 PM

    I've been using Cape Cod Polish for about 10 years--jewelry and serving dishes & silver--I love it! And I keep using the same cloth over & over --you don't have to throw it out even when it turns black. And unless I have a lot of polishing to do, I don't bother with the gloves. Love it!

  • Jared
    Jared – Special Guest
    11/5/2009 12:22 PM

    Hi MommyofJ,

    No problem storing the silver bowls in the felt bags that they came in. These bags are typically treated with an anti-tarnish agent.

    The Cape Cod Metal Polishing Cloths work wonders on silverplate, even pieces that have been sitting around for years!

  • Jared
    Jared – Special Guest
    11/5/2009 12:24 PM

    Hi Sylvia,

    Thanks for your kind words! You're right, keep using the cloths until they fall apart. And if you leave them out overnight you can revitalize with a few drops of mineral spirits or vegetable oil.

  • Wendy
    Wendy – Grommet Team
    11/5/2009 1:07 PM

    Good to know that you can keep using those pink cloths even when they are black with tarnish. You know I'm a huge fan and will now gleefully polish up metals in our home. Wendy

  • ReneeG
    ReneeG
    11/5/2009 1:39 PM

    Wait, does the same cloth polish the different kinds of metals? How does that work? I have a copper polish, silver polish, brass polish. It would be nice to be able to not have to buy all those polishes. Also,like Sylvia's note that you can re-use the cloths.

  • Jared
    Jared – Special Guest
    11/5/2009 1:40 PM

    Here's a tip for removing heavy corrosion on brass or copper:

    Try a piece of lemon dipped in salt, or hot vinegar and salt.

    Also if if the piece is not decorated with materials that hot water will damage, they can also be boiled in water containing salt and vinegear. By doing this most of the corrosion will be loosened or removed. You can then finish with a Cape Cod Metal Polishing Cloth to restore the desired shine!

  • Jared
    Jared – Special Guest
    11/5/2009 1:42 PM

    Hi ReneeG,

    That's right Cape Cod Metal Polishing Cloths clean, polish, & protect ALL metals. So you don't have to buy separate polishes. From silverware to brass andirons to aluminum wheels, and jewelry!

  • Nicole
    Nicole
    11/5/2009 2:44 PM

    I would LOVE to have my children polish the silver but have always worried about them with the fumes of the silver polish and getting it on their skin. They also complain about its smell. I am delighted to learn about this product and feeling good about passing on this chore to the children! Also liked the stainless steel cloth you had on teh other day.

  • Ruthie
    Ruthie
    11/5/2009 2:51 PM

    Jared, are you on Cape Cod? I live in Ma and need a recommendation for a silver plater. I have a very old silver plated tea set that I inherited from an aunt many years ago and would like to have it re-plated. Too many years of polishing I suspect!! I am off Cape but can drive there easily. Love hearing about your polish cloths. Best of luck to you.

  • Jared
    Jared – Special Guest
    11/5/2009 3:04 PM

    Hi Nicole,

    As with any cleaning product it is advisable to have parental supervision while using our cloths. Also it's a good idea to use the enclosed nitrile gloves to keep the hands clean. You can also

    use your own nitrile/latex gloves.

  • Jared
    Jared – Special Guest
    11/5/2009 3:09 PM

    Hi Ruthie,

    Are you sure the tea set needs replating? I've seen silver plate that's totally black and looks like the silver has come off but when I polished it it came right up.

    We actually don't re-plate items here, but I can recommend a couple of businesses in the Boston area that do.

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    11/5/2009 3:10 PM

    @Nicole I am crazy about the E-Cloths for stainless steel too. I grab that little gray cloth every night at home and do a couple quick swipes. Just a little water is needed. Here is the link for people who missed it: http://www.thegrommet.com/products/257-E-cloth-microfiber-cleaning-cloth-streak-free-cloths-clean-cloths

  • Jared
    Jared – Special Guest
    11/5/2009 3:28 PM

    Hi Ruthie,

    Katherine from the Daily Grommet will be in touch with you shortly with our contact info.

    thanks

  • Jared
    Jared – Special Guest
    11/5/2009 4:07 PM

    Frequently we get asked about lacquered brass, so I thought I'd share a tip on this topic:

    Lacquered brass needs only dusting and an occasional washing with luke warm water and mild detergent. Rinse and dry. If the lacquer becomes damaged and tarnish lines begin to show, or if the lacquer is turning dark, it can be removed with acetone or amyl acetate (banana oil). Coated objects can also be stripped with a solution of baking soda and boiling water (1 cup soda to 2 gallons boiling water). Let the article stand in the water until it cools and peel off the lacquer. Before any polish can work, the metal surface must be free of all lacquer.

  • anita
    anita
    8/8/2010 11:36 AM

    my cleaning lady used an abrasive cleaner on my new stainless range hood causing ugly scratches, even circular ones. i tried many products to remove them, but nothing worked. was told by my contractor that nothing could be done. i tried the cape cod cloths and now i have the most beautiful, shiny, scrateh-free stainless hood. thanks for such a wonderful product

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    8/8/2010 1:32 PM

    @anita - wow, that's great to know!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.