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  1. #1

    Feb 2007
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    Potato penny cleaning method. (updated)

    I saw this over on the cleaning forum. This method was posted by cryptodave and my thanks to him because I have been looking for a way to clean my Wheat cents. He said to put the pennies in a potato and I just had to try it. I left it in for 24 hours and the results speak for themselves. All I did was rinse it off and dry it. I'm putting it in for another day in a fresh potato to see what happens. Thanks again cryptodave.
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    Here is the same penny after 6 more hours. It didn't take 24.
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    " A gawn fit's aye gettin"

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    Re: Potato penny cleaning method.

    Pretty impressive results! Who would have guessed a potato would clean a penny up like that?

    Thanks for Sharing....

    Night Stalker

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    Re: Potato penny cleaning method.

    I've heard of a potato battery, could it be some sort of super light electrolysis ??
    I noticed that no-one really utilizes all the signature space provided, so I figured to be REALLY original I would make up the longest signature that I could and probably just leave it as one big run on sentence because all that punctuation just takes up way too much space-HH.

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    gb
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    Re: Potato penny cleaning method.

    Rub a Potato on your windsheild, it stops it misting up in fog and other bad weather

    God bless
    Peter
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    God Bless, Peter Gill

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  5. #5

    Apr 2007
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    Re: Potato penny cleaning method.

    Cool, who would have thunk. Wonder how was it discovered? I'll bet somebody tried to hide a penny in a potato!

    If you put one copper and one zinc penny in the same potato, you think it would make a battery, or is it an iron nail and a copper penny?

    I know that lead and zinc have a galvanic reaction when immersed in acid. So, if you use a little vinegar as an acid with the potato...hmm, then you might as well through in some mayo... can you clean pennies with potato salad?

    I seem to be wandering. Maybe, I'll just try the penny in the potato! Thanks for the tip.

    Bluezman
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    I shoulda quit you, and went on to Mexico.
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    Re: Potato penny cleaning method.

    I cannot take credit for putting the penny in a potato. I read it in a book and tried it myself. The results were pretty impressive, the harder part was trying to convince others to try it!

    There is no electrical charge, no added ingredients... Just a potato. The starch is what eats away to crud.

    I do not recommend this method on "fatties" though, especially early years such as 1859 and 1860.
    "The only two things you can truly depend upon are gravity and greed."

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    Re: Potato penny cleaning method.

    How would it work on steel penny's
    papa
                    South West Virginia

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    Re: Potato penny cleaning method.

    Quote Originally Posted by pgill
    Rub a Potato on your windsheild, it stops it misting up in fog and other bad weather

    God bless
    Peter
    cut one in half and rub it on your grill for a great natural nonstick surface.

    (and sorry for hijacking here )

  9. #9
    au
    Mar 2007
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    Re: Potato penny cleaning method. (updated)

    Been meaning to try it myself and I will now with those great pics, thanks Colorado Kid.

  10. #10

    Apr 2007
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    Re: Potato penny cleaning method. (updated)

    the Steel pennies get clean but not quiet as clean... i have one that was covered with some black gunk that I am working on I will post sum pictures later if I can figure out how.

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    Mar 2007
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    Re: Potato penny cleaning method. (updated)

    What about Indian head pennies? Will you get the same results that you would get from wheat pennies?

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    True confederate soldier

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    Re: Potato penny cleaning method. (updated)

    Quote Originally Posted by PATreasureHunter
    What about Indian head pennies? Will you get the same results that you would get from wheat pennies?
    I certainly wouldn't use it on a "fattie", but later dates I see no problem with.
    "The only two things you can truly depend upon are gravity and greed."

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    ca
    Feb 2007
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    Re: Potato penny cleaning method. (updated)


    I wonder if the potato's cleaning effect increases when baked?

    Like many who have gone prospecting for gold, I've used the "baked potato method" to remove mercury from an amalgam made up of mercury and gold. It works, but then you end up with starchy gold thats kind of messy, but easy enough to clean up.

    F.
    Quote of Sir Joshua Reynolds': "There is no expedient, to which a man will not resort; to avoid the real labor, of thinking."

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    Re: Potato penny cleaning method. (updated)

    Tried it on IH pennies, and some buffalos. It took the crud off really well, just don't leave 'em in too long or they start to look kinda "rusty".
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    I noticed that no-one really utilizes all the signature space provided, so I figured to be REALLY original I would make up the longest signature that I could and probably just leave it as one big run on sentence because all that punctuation just takes up way too much space-HH.

  15. #15

    Mar 2007
    Lititz, PA
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    Re: Potato penny cleaning method. (updated)

    How long did you have the buffalos and IH's in the potato?

 

 
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