The cloth leaves a coating on the silver that must be wiped
What happens if you don't wipe it off?
In some cases it can be a lot better not to wipe it off, but I guess
that depends on the cloth you are using too.
What I’m thinking of is the situation I currently have where I use
Goddard’s cloth on Argentium. The long term effect is quite
remarkable, particularly if you don’t try and remove whatever the
cloth left on the metal. I mean, sure, you rinse it off for
cleanliness and all but it’s better not to try and strip it away.
The chems in polishing cloths can react with the metals in some
pretty sophisticated ways. Stripping after cloth polishing may well
be defeating a lot of the potential benefits.
in The City of Light