Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by fretboard, Aug 11, 2021.
How long to soak in Acetone, is 5 to 7 days okay or should I just stop already!!?
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On the acetone, after all that you already did, save it or your nail polish.
I did that with this one . . . . .
Which turned it into this one . . . . . . .
Yeah, I'm pretty sure I've soaked other tokens for a few days that came out looking better, don't want to chance it with this one tho'. Think I'll carry this one around for awhile and see what happens, that's actually what I've been doing since yesterday and then @ZoidMeister showed his Peace Dollar so I'll go along with that idea. Here's a pic, original sellers pics!
FWIW, whatever is remaining on the token looks like corrosion pitting. The original metal on the surface has reacted and some of it is gone. Short of grinding it off, there is nothing you can do.
I agree. What is left is corrosion. I would stop working on it.
But, then it is not. It is fudging/cheating. It is a poor substitute for the real thing. Yes, it does wear off, afterward, but it does not satisfy like the real thing does. Plus, if done constantly, the pocket gets a hole in it.
That IS the question. Maybe asking - what do you want to do, what is your goal ? - might be a better way of saying it, but they both convey the same basic meaning.
I mean I get that everybody wants or would like some of their coins "to look better" but sometimes, maybe even a lot of the time, that simply isn't possible. And yeah, everybody's got a different idea of what actually does look better or doesn't look better - it's a chocolate and vanilla thing. But when it comes the proper cleaning of coins, I don't know how else to say it - there is a limit to what's possible.
Distilled water, acetone, xylene, and even coin dip - there is a limit to what each one CAN do. And in point of fact, it's a short list for each one ! Now between the 4 things you can remove most foreign contaminants from a coin - without harming the coin. But each one will only do a few specific things, but there's a whole lot of things each one will not do, cannot do.
So that simple question needs to be answered - before you ever do anything !
What exactly did the MS70 do that was a mistake?
This video from CoinHELPu panel of 3 dealers all say to not do much more to copper than the distilled water & acetone. i also have some dirty tokens i would like to see if the acetone helps.
For old copper xylene would have been my first choice. For a coin in this condition a seven day soak in xylene and a gentle swabbing with a Q tip soaked in xylene every day or two would have been my course of action.
Find a pre ‘83 cent in similar condition and try different techniques to find what works before attempting preservation on the target coin. Remember patience is needed.
@SensibleSal66, I'm not crazy, either
You're not...or if you are, so am I.
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