How to clean it more better

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Italy8686, Apr 16, 2021.

  1. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    After reading this several times, I don't have a clue what you are asking.
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  3. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    Just give up the op is all talk not walk.
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  4. Kurisu

    Kurisu Supporter! Supporter

    Mr. Oversimplification here...

    If you are touching or're doing it wrong. lol!
    The main point is that every method we know of to "restore" coins properly does not involve physically cleaning, wiping, touchy!!!

    The difference is that you are "cleaning", we are trying to explain "restoring". The goal is to try and get back to an original metal surface. ANY cleaning alters the surface, metal is not as hard as you think, especially on a microscopic level.

    If you notice, every method we speak of has the goal of restoring original surface rather than cleaning to create or expose a new surface.

    Number one simplest way of 'restoring'...a quick soak in acetone. Because all it does is dissolve some dirts and oils without effecting the metal. No towel dry, no matter how soft the cloth...swish and allow the acetone to evaporate or a quick rinse in distilled water and set the coin down on a soft towel, but again no wiping!

    Some people will use alcohol (like 90%) to try and dissolve something like tape residue...and repeat the soak and swish but no rubbing.

    You used soap, surfactants can dissolve some materials off of a coin but as soon as you wipe that coin you've changed it forever and it's no longer an original surface, 'dirty' or not. If you have actual gunk on a coin like dried food or something you can soak it in a very diluted solution with a drop of dish soap or something and then rinse...
    The moral of the story touchy! :stop::D
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  5. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    Irish Spring? Well at least your coins will smell fabulous! :meh:
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  6. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    Says who?
    Now they're cleaned and deodorized coins.
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  7. Kurisu

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  8. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    Funny, that was the exact commercial I was thinking of. :)
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    GDJMSP Numismatist Moderator

    In point of fact it does hurt them. The reason it hurts them is because all soaps leave a harmful residue on the coins, and if you just leave it there, it will cause corrosion. And no, rinsing with water will not get the soap residue off the coins. And on top of that, regular tap water also leaves residue on the coins that is harmful to them all by itself.

    That said, you can use soap and water on coins to soak them and swish them around in to help with removing ordinary dirt and grime. But once you that you must then use the proper acetone procedure to remove the harmful residues.
  10. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    Well said.
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  11. Silverpop

    Silverpop Well-Known Member

    never clean your coins devalues them greatly
  12. Two Dogs

    Two Dogs Well-Known Member

    We're wasting precious time with this op. Time to move elsewhere.
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  13. eddiespin

    eddiespin Fast Eddie

    I don't know if you're aware this person is incapable of understanding. In one ear out the other. That's why I don't even attempt to explain anymore. It's but an exercise in futility when one isn't hearing.
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  14. Mr.Q

    Mr.Q Well-Known Member

    Stan McDonald's Error Coin Guide is inexpensive and very informative. Good luck
  15. Two Dogs

    Two Dogs Well-Known Member

    Eddie, you said it more better than I did.
  16. expat

    expat Remember you are unique, just like everyone else Supporter

    It is barely worth the money. Poorly laid out and presented, incorrect numismatic descriptions, etc. etc. etc.
  17. Italy8686

    Italy8686 Italy8686

    I know still learning the terminology. Bare with me
  18. Italy8686

    Italy8686 Italy8686

    Too dogs I'm listening okay, but some of these pennies I have. I just want to get more of a better look and evaluation on them. That's why I'm asking for more studies and hopefully more improvement. I'm only asking because some do look like what's listed in these website's. Nothing ever came wrong of just triple checking your work right.
  19. Italy8686

    Italy8686 Italy8686

    And like I said from the get go. If your not going to help and just insult me then ignore my post. I want people who will help and put me on the right track.
  20. Italy8686

    Italy8686 Italy8686

    Thank you see thats all I ask is pro help.
  21. Italy8686

    Italy8686 Italy8686

    From the hardware store right
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