Before doing the next cleaning plated items, erase them from all the dust, wipe with a soft sponge or piece of cotton wool. Just pre-moisten a sponge or cotton wool with turpentine or wine alcohol. If you have no liquids, you can get a nice strong beer or a mixture of soap and ammonia in a ratio of 4:1.
Good clean gilding and egg whites. Them it is necessary carefully to wipe the item using a piece of flannel. You can use the mixture of proteins (2-3 eggs) with javel water (18 g). The resulting composition apply gilding using a soft brush, paying special attention to the tarnished areas.
For these purposes used pure red wine vinegar. Cover them with gilding with a soft brush, piece of cotton or sponge. After 5 minutes carefully rinse off the vinegar with clean water and leave to dry without wiping it.
For washing gold-plated things, immerse them in warm podpylennuyu water for 10-20 minutes where you must first drop of ammonia (2 tsp per liter water). Alcohol will increase the gloss of gold, will help to clear the subject. In addition, he is a good antistatic agent. Gilded rinsing the items in clean water, wipe them dry.
Gilded bronze can be cleaned with the same tool and wipe clean with a cloth dampened with water soft brush, then apply with a soft brush a composition of 60 parts of water, 15 parts nitric acid and 2 parts of alum. Then leave the object to dry, not wiping it.
Extend the life of gold plated items will not only keep them clean, but also correct operation. Do not place the gilded sconces and jewelry case in the bathroom as simultaneous exposure to humidity and temperature will spoil the appearance of gilding. Gold plated things also afraid of direct sunlight.