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Sould I clean my silver before I take a photo?

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squirl71




Joined: 30 Sep 2007
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Location: edinburgh

Posted: 06/10/2007 
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Hi - Is it best to clean the hallmark area before I take a photo, or will this just cause glare? if the hallmark is clearly visible but indistinct, is it better left alone before posting on this site?
I am new here so any advice is appreciated!
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Jonathan Franks
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Joined: 12 Sep 2006
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Location: London

Posted: 08/10/2007 
Post subject: re: Sould I clean my silver before I take a photo?
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If the mark is not clear, polishing will not help.

One trick for reading rubbed marks is to try breathing on them first. (This is also a good trick for finding repairs, but thats a different topic....) If you can breath first and then take the picture quickly, you might be able to get a good picture.

Hope that helps // Jonathan
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