Topic: Silver Tarnish
Yesterday, I witnessed something I have never seen before.
In May I had a lesson with a bassoon student, and the instrument he just bought was nice and shiny. I had seen this instrument from time to time over 2-3 years and the silver had always been shiny.
Yesterday, I saw the instrument again, and the whole instrument was nearly brown with tarnish on the silver; much more than where the student touches the keys.
I've never seen such deterioration in just 3 months, so I assume it must be something environmental at the student's home.
First, any ideas on what could cause such tarnish so quickly.
Second, what would be the best way to go about getting the silver back to its shiny self?
Thanks in advance,
"The Ornaments look pretty, but they're pulling down the branches of the tree." - Cake