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StirFX
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From: , SA
Joined: 27 July 2014
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04 August 2014 09:09 pm

Hey everyone just wondering what's the best way to clean coins, CLR doesn't seem to cut it. Maybe I need to leave it in longer?

Thanks,

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the duck
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From: Yarraville West, VIC
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04 August 2014 10:12 pm

Need to know what type of coins as there are few different ways of doing it and you should never clean a good coin


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silver
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04 August 2014 10:34 pm

What type of coins StirFX ?


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StirFX
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04 August 2014 11:41 pm

Just generally speaking, penny's, florins... Etc.

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Nugget
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04 August 2014 11:55 pm

Check out this topic for cleaning Silvers https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … php?id=663, and this one for old encrusted coins https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … hp?id=4101

I generally don't bother cleaning Coppers, however some have had luck soaking them in Olive Oil for several weeks to months then using a soft brush / sponge to clean away any dirt etc, while others have used electrolysis.

CLR and the like should be avoided as in my experience it does much more damage than good.

#6

Eurekaman
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From: Brisbane
Joined: 16 November 2014
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20 November 2014 07:04 pm

Yeah don't use CLR I saw a penny basically
Dissolve before my eyes
And definitely DONT!!!put a florin in CLR
I use electrolisis to move most of the
Tuff crap then lightly get a nylon scrubbing
Brush and baking soda in my hand
And rub away the rest
I get no scratches and a gleaming
Silver coin
EM


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KellyJMorrin
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From: Perth, WA
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08 May 2015 12:36 am

I used soda bicarbonate for cleaning my silver coins and the result was astonishing. They are like new.


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