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Subject: Silver Plater

Silver Plater

From: Rachel White <rachel.white<-a>
Date: Saturday, November 5, 2005
I don't have experience in the cleaning of silver but once you have
cleaned it a vapour phase corrosion inhibitor might be useful in
slowing down the rate of tarnish. I believe these items are often
sold in sponge form for fuse boxes and in thin layers of foam for
gun holders. In enclosed area they release a corrosion inhibitor as
a vapour. Perhaps another option is electrochemical silver replating
of the items, it is possible that this will be a more permanent
solution than a rub on product. Electroplaters will be able to
discuss with you how this is done so you can decide if it is

I've found a few websites that have information on the vapour phase
inhibitor products:

    (an oil based inhibitor)

    (what they are)

    (UK listing)

    (foam dots)

    (for silver)

    (silver corrosion)

    **** Moderator's comments: The above URL has been wrapped for
    email. There should be no newline.

Rachel White
PhD student
University of Technology Sydney

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Received on Saturday, 5 November, 2005

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