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Old 3 December 2018, 02:41 AM   #1
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How to Remove the Reddish Tarnish from the Yellow Gold Centre Links

Had this piece BLUE TT Submariner.

Worn only once and kept in a safe for years (all stickers intact).

However the Yellow Gold center links (not covered by stickers) had tarnished i.e. reddish at some parts

1. How do I remove these tarnish ? I checked some YouTube videos on Cape Cod but it seems very abrasive (used for Steel polish)

2. Toothpaste method does not work

Help....... any advise

Checked with RSC I need to send in for servicing and they will fix it as warranty is already over.
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Old 3 December 2018, 03:35 AM   #2
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You have a few choices
1.Take all of the stickers off and Wear it the tarnish will remove with wear do not use toothpaste or cape cod on the watch
2.leave it as it is do not touch it with anything especially a cape cod and keep its an origional untouched example of a 2 tone sub.
3. Send it for service will come back as new condition..The RSC will not use a cape cod they will use Rolex Maģic

I would do number 3 then number 1 life is too short not to wear such a fine watch
Take the stickers off before you send to RSC put them in a bag as you won't get them back
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Old 3 December 2018, 03:43 AM   #3
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Toothpaste method? Man, that watch wants to be worn. Why service it for the safe? You'll have lost already, and there's nothing wrong with it. I'm at a loss.
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Old 3 December 2018, 03:57 AM   #4
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id wear it too. i dont know if that model is really an investment type piece you would get more from enjoying it and the tarnish issue would resolve itself with wear and no stickers.
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Old 3 December 2018, 03:59 AM   #5
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Why are you keeping it tucked away in a safe? They are meant to be worn and enjoyed.
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Old 3 December 2018, 04:04 AM   #6
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Why service it, if the destination is the safe? Just wear it
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Old 3 December 2018, 04:05 AM   #7
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Ultrasonic cleanse will remove it. No need to polish it.
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Old 3 December 2018, 04:06 AM   #8
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Why are you keeping it tucked away in a safe? They are meant to be worn and enjoyed.
This,It’s just a common TT Sub....Not a PN Daytona.
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Old 3 December 2018, 04:13 AM   #9
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I’m going to pile on here and agree with everyone else. Wear it. It’s a beautiful piece and shouldn’t be locked away in a safe. Either wear it, or sell it.
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Old 3 December 2018, 04:13 AM   #10
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A small patch of Cape Cod cloth will easily remove it. Cover the brushed steel sections with blue painters tape so you don't shine them up inadvertently.
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Old 3 December 2018, 04:15 AM   #11
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Just wear it, it’s not a Paul Newman Daytona.
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Old 3 December 2018, 04:25 AM   #12
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Wear it.
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Old 3 December 2018, 05:16 AM   #13
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Gold does not tarnish.

Leave it as is in the safe
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Old 3 December 2018, 05:19 AM   #14
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Gold does not tarnish.

Leave it as is in the safe
pure gold doesn’t. i believe one reason rolex stopped using 14k is because it was pitting and reacting.
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Old 3 December 2018, 06:18 AM   #15
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This is 18Kt gold - why would it tarnish inside a storage box?

This looks to be a modern ceramic piece - never seen gold tarnish like that on modern versions.
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Old 3 December 2018, 06:22 AM   #16
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Sorry, this may be the dumbest post I have seen yet
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Old 3 December 2018, 07:43 AM   #17
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I use cape cod on my tt sub all the time, not a problem at all
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Old 3 December 2018, 07:47 AM   #18
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Is this post a joke?

Yes gold alloy does oxidize.

I would leave it alone (part of the charm of this piece), you will screw it up if you attempt to polish it.
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Old 3 December 2018, 07:59 AM   #19
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Clean it as you ordinarily would.

Use a few drops of liquid dish soap in a bowl, clean with a soft brush, dry with a micro-fiber cloth.
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Old 3 December 2018, 08:16 AM   #20
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I don't understand you've left the stickers on the watch...
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Old 3 December 2018, 08:36 AM   #21
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A small patch of Cape Cod cloth will easily remove it. Cover the brushed steel sections with blue painters tape so you don't shine them up inadvertently.
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Old 3 December 2018, 08:57 AM   #22
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Cape cod will do. I use all the time!
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Old 3 December 2018, 09:05 AM   #23
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There are some handkerchiefs that the jewelers use to polish silver, I used it in a Rolex 1601 TT that was that way and it worked.
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Old 3 December 2018, 12:02 PM   #24
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http://hagertyusa.com/silversmiths-wash/

This will make it look like new. You’ll be very pleased!
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Old 3 December 2018, 12:50 PM   #25
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I wear mine in the Tub/shower and It repays me by not tarnishing...
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Old 3 December 2018, 01:27 PM   #26
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I’m positive a jeweler can clean this up for you with a silver polishing rag. If you dont want to tamper with it yourself. Don’t let anyone tell you what to do... if you don’t want to wear it thats your choice, and if you do then thats your choice too.
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Old 7 December 2018, 01:03 AM   #27
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Thank you all for the advice and tips.

I bought this Polishing Cloth for Jewelry and tried it on one old oxidized gold pendent (some parts reddish like the TT SUB) - works like a charm !

I will try this on the SUB one of these days - stay tuned for updates
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Old 7 December 2018, 04:01 AM   #28
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I’m positive a jeweler can clean this up for you with a silver polishing rag. If you dont want to tamper with it yourself. Don’t let anyone tell you what to do... if you don’t want to wear it thats your choice, and if you do then thats your choice too.
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Old 7 December 2018, 05:02 AM   #29
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Clean it as you ordinarily would.

Use a few drops of liquid dish soap in a bowl, clean with a soft brush, dry with a micro-fiber cloth.
Yep, this method worked on my safe queen Daytona 116505
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Old 7 December 2018, 05:19 AM   #30
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When it comes back from the RSC, it will be all shiny again - including the dull gold PCL’s. Then you can return it to the safe and not worry as you won’t see it again for a few more years.


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