Anti-Tarnish Strips FAQ
Q. What are 3M
A. They're special absorbent paper that protects metal jewelry and other
items from unsightly discoloration and tarnish, especially during shipping
and storage. Strips protects silver, nickel, copper, bronze, brass,
tin and gold.
Q. How do they
A. They absorb sulfides and other pollutants in the air and prevent
tarnish from occurring. They do not remove existing tarnish.
Q. How do I use
A. Simply put 3M Anti-Tarnish strips in a well-sealed enclosure with
tarnish-free metal items. The more air-tight the enclosure, the
longer the strips will remain effective. The enclosure can be a
china cabinet, silverware chest, drawer, jewelry box, plastic or cloth
storage bag, safe-deposit box, toolbox or other container.
Q. How many strips
should I use?
A. One strip protects approximately one cubic foot of enclosed airspace.
For instance, a 54-inch-wide china cabinet would need four strips per
shelf. (Place the strips at the back of the shelves, and they'll be
Q. Must the 3M
Anti-Tarnish Strip touch the metal?
A. No, it only needs to be near it. However, the strip will not harm
metal it touches.
Q. How long will
these strips protect?
A. Each pack contains 16 strips, each strip will protect for approximately
6 months in a jewelry box or other enclosed area.
Q. Are the Strips
A. Yes, completely safe and non-toxic. They do not emit anything,
and they leave no residue.
Q. How much area
will each strip protect?
A. One strip protects one cubic foot of enclosed air space.
Q. How long will
unopened packages of strips remain effective?
A. Two years or longer, if the outer plastic remains intact.