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To clean or not to clean..... An important question..

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Joined: 05 Sep 2015
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Location: Southern California, USA

Posted: 27/09/2015 
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I have close to 100 pieces of silver and silver-plate flatware. I have read a number of pros and cons about cleaning and polishing. My gut tells me to gently clean with a polishing cloth and that's it. These pieces are anywhere from 50 years to 100+ years old and honestly feel that "polishing" them will really take away from their character..

All opinions and comments are welcome...

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Posted: 28/09/2015 
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Always clean, but gently and not too frequently, would be my advice. The black oxidisation on silver is equivalent to rust on iron and steel; would you leave your best tools rusty?
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