|The anti-tarnish square in the case|
At Powell, we also hand treat each flute with an anti-tarnish coating as part of the finishing process. So, with the protection of the coating plus the safe environment created in the case by the sponge, your flute should be happy and tarnish-free. Also, always remember to wipe your flute only with a microfiber cloth. A microfiber cloth, as opposed to a polishing cloth, is free of any chemicals or solutions -- so it is safe. As tempting as it is to use polishing cloths, Rob reminded us that anything that makes your flute "shiny" will wear it down. So, trust in the power of the plain, microfiber cloth to keep your flute clean -- and don't throw out the little square sponge in the case!