Thank you for the replies to this question. Given that silver dip
removes tarnish does this mean that if an item was polished to a
high polish rouge finish then left exposed to air for a while and it
became tarnished, that a dip in silver dip would restore it to the
exact state it was in just after receiving a high polish?
I am not exactly clear on how tarnish affects the polish - I thought
polishing gave the piece its best chance at protection from tarnish
by reducing its surface area to the smallest possible by making it
so smooth. And, I thought that tarnish was the result of a chemical
reaction that occured on the surface of the metal… so, I would
have thought that to remove tarnish that layer of metal would need
to be removed… So, does the silver dip remove this layer, or
reverse the reaction or have I totally got my understanding of
tarnish mixed up?