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Cleaning Tips from Mr Metal :
The maintenance and preservation of today’s most common metals relies on a few basic rules of thumb. First and foremost, it is important to keep metal dry to prevent tarnishing. When oxygen and moisture combine and come in contact with metal, a chemical reaction called oxidation occurs. The end result is tarnish, a damaging coating that may dull or destroy the metal’s surface. In addition to holding moisture at bay, Mr. Metal offers some general guidelines for the care and cleaning of all metals:
- Don’t mix stainless and sterling in the dishwasher. If they touch, it creates a chemical reaction that can leave black spots on the silver.
- Don’t use abrasive cleaners that can scratch and dull metal surfaces.
- Unless specified for a particularly durable type of metal, avoid using steel wool or scouring pads to clean.
- Wear cotton gloves when cleaning metal. Otherwise, acid in the skin can tarnish the surface.
- Rub metal with straight, back-and-forth motions, rather than in circles. This helps maintain a uniform appearance.
- Apply metal cleaner with a clean, soft, lint-free cloth. Turn the cloth frequently to avoid reusing the soiled portion.
- Prevent undiluted liquid dishwashing detergents from coming into direct contact with metal, as it can damage the finish.
- For ornate objects, apply metal cleaner generously and allow to dry. Rinse the cleaner with a wet sponge.