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iconnumber posted 12-18-2001 01:36 PM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a silver-plate-on-brass business card holder that was given to me for my 45th birthday, so I would like to use it. However, it tarnishes very easily and very badly. In fact, this time, I can't get some of the tarnish off with silver cleaner.

Is it tarnishing because I keep in in my leather brefcase? Or is this kind of inexpensive plate more prone to tarnish?

I know that coating silver to keep if from tarnishing is not generally advocated, but in this case, would it possible/appropriate for such an item? and what kind of finish could I use?

Thanks for any ideas
Callie in Toronto

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iconnumber posted 12-19-2001 08:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jeff Herman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would get the case replated. Who knows how heavy the original plate is and where it was done. Replating such a small item probably won't be very expensive. Lacquer will quickly rub off with all the handling. I would also keep it in a flannel bag with a 3M Anti-tarnish strip, away from your leather which is probably contributing to the tarnish problem.

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iconnumber posted 12-19-2001 11:08 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
thanks for the advice Jeff. just out of curiosity, why flannel as opposed to any other material?

And, I guess I would get the anti-tarnish strip in a jewelry store?


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iconnumber posted 12-19-2001 02:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FredZ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You can purchase a fabric called Silvercloth, available at most larger fabric stores and have a slipcase made for the case. Silvercloth is a treated fabric that will deter major tarnish. I do not recomend laquering it.

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