I’ve been with HSN since the beginning and over the years have bought some pieces of Technibond. I was going thru jewelry (cleaning, etc) and have noticed that many of my technibond pieces have discolored badly. I tried cleaning a pair of earrings that I love but can’t change the discoloration. Anyone else had this problem…..and anyone had luck restoring the discoloration to wearability again?
Thanks all those who posted. I’ve decided not to spend money on the Plating Kit….feel like it would be more money wasted. I’ve already wasted $ on the purchases of Technibond. I’m very disappointed!!!
Yes, I have older pieces that have discolored, and I broke out badly from wearing them, I have a nikel akkergy, and I think this is what is under the coating.
I to have several pieces that are junk. Nothing works. I have sat and polished some of my very once upon a time pretty pieces for hours – tried every cleaner I have – and once they turn that hideous brown I think there is no turning it back.
Thanks Jewelme and Velveteen Rabbit for your responses. I’ll look into the 333-132 and see if that might help. Odd that HSN didn’t check, recheck and check again when using a process like technibond. I know I’ll never order another piece of technibond.
If the gold has worn off, then it would need replating. But if it is tarnished, then you can clean it in a jewelry cleaner, or use a jewelry cleaner/tarnish remover cloth. If that doesn’t work, I have heard that if you dip it into a silver jewelry cleaner liquid, that the tarnish underneath will disappear. I have read that the silver underneath has tarnished, and that is what has made it change colors. I hope that helps! Maybe there are others that can help! I have loads and loads of Technibond, from the “old days”! Love it! Since they changed it, and it no longer carries the warranty, it is not the same. They used to sell Technibond all the time, and now they rarely have Technibond shows.
Welcome to the forums DDKAY! Unfortunately this is a common problem and about the only thing you might try is 333-182 to replace the pieces. I haven’t used this but remember reading people had success using this kit.
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07.23.16 4:52 AM