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 Post subject: Rejuvenate those dull, discolored, tarnished coins!
PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2003 12:55 pm 
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If you've had your coins for awhile they've probably gotten tarnished or discolored.

If you go down to you local Wal-Mart (Retail Store- for those not in the US), mosey down to the Automotive section and pick up some liquid metal polish. It'll probably be in the car cleaning section. It works great for all metal tricks for shining them :D up. Coins look like brand new after a few rubs.

I have all my half dollars, silver dollars, gold dollars and quarters shining like they are fresh off the mint. Also used it on some of my foriegn money I got while travelling abroad. It's also a good way to remind you not to spend it.... your less likely to forget its your working coins if its sparkling at you (gimmicked or non).

Works great on the S&S or D&P too! The D&P tarnishes quicker than any other coin I have for some reason. Must be the cheap metal! :shock:

I personally use Blue Max Liquid Metal Polish. Works great for all your metals... ie. matchbox penetration. :wink: :wink: nod nod.

Cheers. :D

P.S. Anyone notice the State quarters feel cheaper than the Eagle quarters? I use the Eagles b/c they shine up nice and don't feel like plastic. :!:
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2003 6:01 pm 
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nice find thanks for the info


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Also, in the cleaning supplies section, the is a cleaner that the military use to clean there medals. I can't remember the name. They have one for brass and one for silver. I like my copper coins to look a little tarnish.

Mike


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 Post subject: Re: Rejuvenate those dull, discolored, tarnished coins!
PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2003 9:09 am 
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phill_howard wrote:
Works great on the S&S or D&P too! The D&P tarnishes quicker than any other coin I have for some reason. Must be the cheap metal!


Heh, I don't even think D&P uses real metal...LOL. :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 02, 2003 10:44 am 
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no I think they use a flat drill to hollow out real coins


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2003 7:16 am 
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The military used "Brasso"... I was in the Army for 6 years.... I am "one" with the Brasso! Brasso works great! (I know it did for my brass anyway!) I couldn't find any Brasso in the store anywhere for some reason.. so I gave this stuff a try instead...(its easy on the Army Base.... EVERY store has BRASSO! LOL)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2003 9:49 am 
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magicwill wrote:
no I think they use a flat drill to hollow out real coins


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2003 2:04 pm 
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NOVUS

I use it for my pinball machines it works GREAT!

http://www.noscratch.com/novus/

You can use it on anything.


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Cheapest way to do it and you probably have it in your kitchen at home is use







Ketchup

It really works


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 Post subject: yeah but....
PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2003 10:28 pm 
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yeah but...
it doesn't stink up the house like the polish does! ... plus the vapors kinda make you looooooopy! :wink:

hmmm maybe thats what I can do with the leftover ketchup my kids have left on their plate on burger & fries night! :P


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2003 6:54 pm 
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waveman3d wrote:
NOVUS

I use it for my pinball machines it works GREAT!

http://www.noscratch.com/novus/

You can use it on anything.


Novus good
Brasso good

Pinball Better.

Mine:

Wms Gold Rush
Wms Rancho
Wms Superstar
Stern Meteor
Game Plan Sharp Shooter
Some Pachinko thing...

Tommy can you hear me?


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Someone told me that Coca Cola will clean coins. I haven't tried it - does anyone know if it's true?


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2003 7:43 pm 
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Well,

Toothpaste works great also! Just sqeeze a little on your finger and rub the coin between your finger and thumb.

And it leaves your fingers smelling minty fresh :wink:

Cheers


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2003 9:38 pm 
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willmorton wrote:
Someone told me that Coca Cola will clean coins. I haven't tried it - does anyone know if it's true?


Coca Cola can erode coins. Well, probably.:shock: Go ahead and try leaving a nail in a bottle of that stuff for a week. You'll see.


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gordy1 wrote:
Cheapest way to do it and you probably have it in your kitchen at home is use Ketchup

It really works


Just tried it, it polished them back to almost new condition. Great tip, thanks!


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