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Silver plating and rapid tarnish

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  • Silver plating and rapid tarnish

    Hello All. I have the plug and play silver kit.
    I've been doing tank plating with it over brass. What I've found
    It takes about four cycles of diping, then wiping off before I get a good color.

    I remove the piece from the bath and dry it off, within about 6 hours I have a tarnish on the silver. It wipes off, but then is back soon. I can polish it, but the plate polishes right off with too much rubbing.

    So two questions
    I am doing this right? Anything that I can do to reducee the tarnish?
    I read on here that I could put a top coat of something over the silver to protect it. What would be a good choice? Something like nail polish?

    Thanks for any replies.