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Although I don't own a great deal of silver items, I use the Goddards Long Term Silver Polish cloth to keep my silver in top condition. The soft cotton cloth is perfect for restoring the lustre to my silver and it helps slow down the re-tarnishing process. Apparently this is achieved through the 'Long Term Silver Polish' ingredients that are impregnated within the cloth.
The size and softness of the cloth means that it is an easy tool for cleaning and polishing silver and the lasting effect it has on my silver means I dont have to clean it as often to keep it in top condition. The box states that it isn't intended for removing heavy tarnish, but is ideal for keeping silver in good order.
The special cloth comes in a box and i store it in its original box to prevent it attracting dust etc. I dont like cleaning silver too often as it will eventually show wear and often this is how hallmarks and detail are worn away. The cloth is perfect for my use as it means I no longer have to spend lots of time cleaning and polishing as I dont have to do it as often as previously. The cloths can be picked up for around £3 and the baby blue, soft touch cotton cloth will always be in my kit of cleaning products. The shine the cloths leave is rich and lasting. I would definately recommend buying one of these cloths to restore that shine to your old silver items, but beware, it isn't intended to restore heavy tarnishing!
One of my hobbies is collection old coins and medals. Many of these are hundreds of years old and are found by myself in the ground, metal detecting.
As you can imagine, many of these coins come up in pretty poor condition. Some of the copper/bronze coins come up really badly and need preserving quickly before the air hits the coin.
In relation to the silver coins, the urgency is not the same. However they do need attention in order for myself or a collector to appreciate them. Normally I will use a tooth brush to clean the muck off the coin, and then buff them up a little with a silver cloth.
I say a little, because really it doesn't need buffing up a lot. In fact if you speak to any serious coin collectors, they will advise against it altogether, so please be careful.
A highly polished coin, will not be as valuable as a dull coin with a nice lustre. However in the case of coins which have been in the ground for so long, I feel I have little alternative. Certainly ones I sell on ebay would look awful, without having had a bit of Goddards tender loving care.
I also use Goddards for some of my medals. Again this is not recommended by specialists, but can be done a little with caution.
As I have mentioned on dooyoo before I also collect antiques, and many of these items have a high silver content. I always give these antiques a little clean with Goddards before moving them back on again at auction. Again, don't over do it.
I first started using Goddards when I had a Silver Trombone when I was at school. Whenever I was playing in front of audiences I was always told by my band leader to make sure my instrument was gleaming. I could often see my face in it. It was so shiny.
It can also be used on chrome. Especially on door handles and letterboxes etc. They will come up like new.
If you are in any doubt about Goddards, this does work and very well. The chemicals in the cloth really shifts any stubborn marks off the silver. I have a cloth next to me now giving my coins a quick clean. Then a nice photo, before they go on ebay. A cloth will cost you about £1.50 and will last you many months. Highly Recommended!!
Goddard's Silver polish Cloth is fantastic for cleaning silver and gold jewellery as well as cutlery.
It cost me 1.99 from Home Bargains and has brought all my bangles and silver pendants up sparkling clean.
When I took it out of the plastic bag it was a light blue colour made of cotton and very soft so there would be no danger of scratching my silver that's for sure.
What first impressed me was the size of it, 18 inches by 12 inches they certainly havn't scrimped.
Regular use of this cloth helps to prevent your jewellrey from tarnishing, and avoiding the use of silver dip.
I do use silver cleaning solutions sometimes but I am not to keen on it because it can damage stones such as shell and opals, this cloth is ideal for me.
Never try to wash the cloth because it has a cleaning solution impregnated into it and it is wise to wash your hands after use.
One of these cloths can last for ages it does eventually get very black with use but I usually replace mine about twice a year.
If you have jewellery that needs a good clean try this product it is so quick and effective you will be pleased with the results.
Goddard's Long Term Silver Polish Cloth is a soft cotton cloth, impregnated with Long Term Silver Polish ingredients / It is a very convenient way to clean and polish silver which is on display or in constant use.