@ravemasterdbzwwe Your just an idiot. I was first on some videos, I think its fun to say it if you are first. Its not like you get something for being first on videos. Like. what are you, a 6 year old?
I've done this many times. It won't ruin your sterling silver but it may leave it with a bit of residue which you can then polish off. With this big of an item I would suggest doing it outside because the fumes can be a bit caustic. The smell will be of rotten eggs. Great video
Use polish, which removes the tarnish (which is basically silver sulfide).
Convert the silver sulfide back to nice shiny silver. The method above makes the sulfur become attracted to the foil, which it is more attracted to than the silver.
And you don’t need to have the “shiny” side up for this to work. I think the reason people say this is so you can see when the foil itself gets “tarnished” from this method. As long as the silver is in contact with the foil, it should work fine.
This also explains why tarnished silver pieces often have a rotten egg smell…it’s the sulfur!