Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Gilbert, Oct 14, 2015.
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Can't say I have. Hoppes #9? Isn't that used for cleaning a gun barrel?
About ten minutes.
Good post, as some might be led to think that the acetone does more than remove the HCL. The removal of the green substance, which I believe is the acid, is the primary objective of an acetone bath. I followed up with Verdi-Care.
PVC won't come back if you keep it away from PVC.
The MSDS for #9 is that most about 90% is a mix of ethanol ( ethyl alcohol), kerosene, and oleic acid ( organic fatty acid). Amyl acetate gives the somewhat addictive brain trigger banana smell shooters seem to love, and Ammonium hydroxide 1-5% to try and balance the pH from acidic to neutral.
My opinion would be a fresh bottle would be like soaking in fermented olive oil, but reaction would be minor. It would not do the job of pure acetone however, in removing organic debris/chemicals. Also the #9 components would tend to draw water out of the environment when open, whereas, acetone will remove water from the metal surface as it rapidly evaporates. Only fault for acetone, is it doesn't smell like bananas I would stick with 100% acetone.
I agree, acetone is a far better, safer and cleaner choice for coins.
Well, Hoppe's really smells good.
I found some great threads in search , thanks !
Not to mention it's a helluv a lot cheaper.
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