August 15, 2011. Bill Szydlowski
Fashion accessories are not limited to jewelries. Belt buckles are very much included in the criteria. Especially the pieces which are intricately designed, they will totally serve more than a functional piece of metal that holds your belt in place.
It’s a piece of accessory that shows your individuality. For men who are partial to gothic and Metallica fashion, here are some tips on cleaning silver, since most of Metallica belt buckles are in such material.
Tip 1: Store it properly
It’s important to store your Metallica belt buckles properly. Silver has the tendency of assuming the color of its surrounding. Therefore it is preferable to store your silver buckle in blue velvet box or cloth. You may hang it on your belt hangers but expect that the silver buckles would tarnish easily.
Tip 2: Frequently polish it with cotton cloth.
Rub your silver belt buckles with cotton cloth to clean and polish it. You do not have to do this every day but even after you wear the accessory. Spend few minutes on cleaning the belt buckle before you hang it on the rack, or store it. By doing this, you are keeping the Metallica belt buckle shiny.
Tip 3: Use baking soda.
There are really times when Metallica buckles become very tarnished. One method of cleaning it is to use baking soda. Create a baking soda paste by adding a little water to the powder. Rub gently, being particular with the grooves and hallow areas, especially if you have a 3D belt buckle design. Rinse the buckle thoroughly and polish it with dry cloth.
Tip 4: Use Toothpaste
Instead of using baking soda paste, you may also use toothpaste. Do the same method as how you clean the buckle with the baking soda. Work on the foam, you may actually use a soft brush to go clean stubborn stains and hard to reach places.
Keep your silver Metallica belt buckles tarnish free for a long lasting fashion accent. Have fun!
Updated August 15, 2011. Published May 23, 2011. Bill Szydlowski