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    I'm in a dilemma and I hope I can find some advice jingle dress is 15 years old. The dress itself is in great shape, just needs to be cleaned. But the cones are a mess...they're silver Mcpherson nickel cones. Half of them are really tarnished, about a quarter of them have some rust, and about a quarter are fine. Also, 3-4 cones are completely missing. I have a total of 350 strings for the cones to be put back on, but I don't want to put rusty/tarnished cones back on my clean dress.

    I'm not sure if it would be worth it to try to clean up the cones or just buy new ones. Especially since I have to buy a couple to replace the missing cones.

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