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muzz
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From: hunter region, NSW
Joined: 08 January 2014
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25 February 2014 09:08 pm

hi guys so ive been out on the weekend and detected myself some nice finds a few silver rings and some old aussie coins down at a old beach what is the best product or way  for cleaning them up without destroying them .?


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headbut
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25 February 2014 10:36 pm

One way I see my dad clean his silver is to use either an aluminium gauze or even foil ,put in pot of water, boil water put bi-carb in & put your silver in/on the aluminium . The reaction will take all the crap off the silver. Or the manual way you can even just use bi-carb,, put some in you hand, add just enough water to make a paste , and rub it in to the silver or gold, it will take the black off pretty quick , works well

Cheers Paul


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Palmer Digger
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25 February 2014 11:08 pm

Gedday there Muzz .. Simple solution is CLR Clear in solution .. Safe and reasonably benign, just follow the directions and give your prized finds an overnight soak .. Drain off, allow the items to sit in hot water and let things cool .. Drain again, and then get stuck into to it with your finest soft toothbrush and toothpaste .. Rinse and give it all a brisk rub on some soft towelling.. From there you can move on too good old Siilvo or Brasso .. Good luck to you and show us the results mate.


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dave14110
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26 February 2014 06:20 am

coin collectors don't recommend cleaning, so be careful. For coins found in salt I firstly soak coin in fresh water & replace water every few days for about 3 weeks that it NO chemicals, detergents etc. soaking in fresh water leaches the salt out which stops corrosion.
However if I found in ground ultra sonic cleaner & soak.


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muzz
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From: hunter region, NSW
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26 February 2014 09:03 pm

sounds good guys i will give it a go and c what happens .thanks for the input


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Nugget
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26 February 2014 09:13 pm

Here's a good cleaning method for Silver coins https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … php?id=663

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muzz
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From: hunter region, NSW
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01 March 2014 07:46 pm

gave the ring a clean up guys and got some more distinction about what it is and found a hallmark stg( -sterling silver gold plated) i assume from some other research than to my own good luck decide to visit the local ring shops and have a sniff round there it is at prouds in the display retail for $700.00 pitty is a bit worse for wear after all those years in the sand lol.


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