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 Post subject: Cleaning your coin
PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 9:39 pm 
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Hey...I know that this has been answered before, but I couldn't find it. So does anyone have any advice for cleaning your folding quarter?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 11:00 pm 
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Toothpaste and vinegar works for me (not at the same time!).


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2007 3:15 am 
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Make a paste of vinegar and salt.


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 Post subject: any more?
PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2007 5:29 pm 
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K thanks guys...anyone found anything else that works?


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That reddish-brown vinegar, whatever it's called.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2007 9:14 pm 
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PJHMarine wrote:
That reddish-brown vinegar, whatever it's called.


wine vinegar? malt vinegar? balsamic vinegar? :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2007 9:59 pm 
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1 part red wine vinegar, 1 part salt, mix well into a cup and [edited] your coins, mix some more and let the coins soak for an hour or two, then rinse and scrub with a towel.


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What I read for cleaning pennies (it might work for quarters) is to combine salt and vinegar and stir til the salt dissolves. Then put your coin in and leave it in for 5 minutes. Take it out, rinse it well, and dry it.

Silver polish works well. [/quote]


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 12:54 am 
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adjones wrote:
Toothpaste and vinegar works for me (not at the same time!).


Haven't you ever tried vinegar toothpaste? Good stuff. 8) On the tube it says "works well for cleaning your folding quarter."


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 11:23 am 
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just dont make the same mistake i did once and leave them in a glass of vinigar for a few days.....


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Before you guys want to go ruining the markings on your coins, take the time to read up on electrolytes.

Effectively, putting metals inside a salt and vinegar solution (electrolyte), you are creating a battery and the metals will corrode. That is what helps clean off the tarnish (as it's an oxidized form of the metal), but also potentially eats away the coin in the process.

Not to mention you still do not get a shine until you actually POLISH the coin.

For that, I would recommend Brasso for copper coins, and Silvo for silver coins.

8)


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Definitely listen to Wayno. I tred the vinager and salt mixture and maybe i put them in too long but they were actually less shiny and some had spots on them. Yes they were clean, but they looked like crap. I have made a great solution but i will try an make a topic specifically about cleaning coins hopefully soon.


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umm i use kitten car polish , dont ask :shock: it works very very well braso is good but kitten is better lol.


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