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Old 02-01-2013, 02:02 PM
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Default Best materials and methods for cleaning gold plated hardware?

I have a Pearl Reference snare drum with gold hw that I'm looking to clean up and sell. I've searched and can't believe I've not found a single thread pertaining to the subject. If I missed it, link please. Otherwise, anyone have experience here? And feel free to PM if you think you might be interested in a 13"x6.5" Ref soon.
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:45 PM
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Default Re: Best materials and methods for cleaning gold plated hardware?

Nothing abrasive, a simple microfiber cloth should do it.
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:05 PM
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Default Re: Best materials and methods for cleaning gold plated hardware?

Right, I'm going to need some kind of solution though, the tarnish is a bit much for just a wipe down. Any recommended gold cleaners?
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Default Re: Best materials and methods for cleaning gold plated hardware?

hmm, gold should not tarnish.
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If its lacquered and the lacquer is coming off that's an ugly thing.

Gold won't tarnish, it'll get a film of grime, but that should rag off.

I've used this b/f on gold plated hardware.
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:06 AM
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Well yeah, I guess tarnish isn't the right terminology, I just didn't know what else to call it. Plastic polish eh? No issues down the road I presume?
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Gold is pretty bullet proof, the problem- its plated so thin that polishing a lot is detrimental, so is traveling in bags, the bags will eventually wear the plating off.
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