Any silver collector will tell you how fast silver tarnishes and that its a big pain to buff. If you've ever used the chemical paste you know how much it stinks and how big of a mess it make. I saw this trick a few years ago on the shopping channel, they were selling a liquid solution and told you how to use it, but not what was in it. This is how you make your own for a fraction of the cost. What you'll need; a soaking dish or bin large enough to submerge your silver items, aluminum foil, 4 cups of warm water, 1 tablespoon of baking soda, 1 table spoon of salt and a dry cloth or towel. You may need to double or triple the recipe depending how how much you are making. Cut enough foil to lay in the bottom of your dish. Pour in the water and stir in the baking soda and salt. Lay your silver into the dish and let it rest on the foil. If you cant get your whole item in the water you may need to flip or turn it. Magically the tarnish will come off your silver and onto the foil. After pull out your silver, give it a light rub to dry and admire how painless that was.