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#4439615 - 06/23/17 03:38 PM Cleaning and Preserving Silver
Al Offline

Registered: 06/08/02
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Loc: Elizabethtown, Pa
I recently purchased a 1982 Bach Stradavarius 37 Trumpet. Most would agree its pretty much the best. Looking at the best way to preserve the silver, I purchased and used Renaissance Museum Wax. Really wasn't happy with the look. I had it overhauled and it came back looking great. Not sure what polish the guy used but it probably was something more abrasive than I would want to use.

After a lot of research I found that "Better Life Window Cleaner" does about the best job safely cleaning silver. I plan on using it with a lint free cloth a couple times/week. I bought it through Amazon. I tried it on other plated silver and it does a remarkable job.

Just passing it on. Any comments welcome.

Edited by Al (06/23/17 03:39 PM)

#4439706 - 06/23/17 05:26 PM Re: Cleaning and Preserving Silver [Re: Al]
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There's really no such thing as cleaning silver properly. The polish removes a layer of oxidized silver. It will retarnish again too unless you put an air tight sealant over it....if there is such a thing. 80-99% silver is highly reactive in it's raw and uncleaned state. Some use a silver dip to remove old's just another form of a weak acid. This guy claims to have found something better....though it may not be perfect.

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#4439772 - 06/23/17 06:47 PM Re: Cleaning and Preserving Silver [Re: 69GTX]
Al Offline

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This guy claims to have found something better....though it may not be perfect. [/quote]
Which guy?

#4439810 - 06/23/17 07:16 PM Re: Cleaning and Preserving Silver [Re: Al]
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You play the horn?
"Don't let your preconceived notions get in the way of facts."Geoff Metcalf"

#4440007 - 06/24/17 01:12 AM Re: Cleaning and Preserving Silver [Re: Al]
user52165 Offline

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Is it actually silver or nickel?

Assuming it has a lacquer finish?

Edited by user52165 (06/24/17 01:17 AM)