Anti-Tarnish Strips, 5-pack
- Pack of 5 strips to reduce silver tarnishing
- Keep one in your instrument case to absorb the airborne sulphur which causes tarnishing
- Reduces the need to polish
- One strip lasts approximately 3 months
How It Works
Corrosion inhibitor compounds vaporize from the paper or film. They are attracted to the charged surface of the metal by virtue of their polar orientation.
The VCI molecules align on the surface of the metal to a depth of 3 to 5 molecules. This layer of molecules passivates the charged surface and creates a barrier that prevents oxidation. The corrosion cell (the flow of electrons in the metal and the flow of ions in the electrolytic surface layer) is unable to establish itself. Corrosion is halted.