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  1. #16

    Nov 2014
    Atco, NJ
    Garrett AT Pro White Coinmaster 5000d Series 2 (Vintage)
    87 times
    Metal Detecting
    Quote Originally Posted by whitjake View Post
    I think everyone here has been sniffing the dollar store perfume too much. I think in the MD world it was a term coined by the Hoover Boys of youtube. Its just a small spray bottle of water to get the dates off a coin or some relic in the field. Better than actually rubbing the coin. I myself have only found .30 this year in modern clad so I am in no need of it just yet.
    I agree, After seeing videos and learning, there is concern about scratching the coin rubbing the dirt off of it so a container was used to spray on the coin to prevent that scratching, and maintaining the value. The sticker said FOO-FOO juice. I was wonder if it was a cleaning mixture, like Dawn detergent, Lemon, and water. and was it on the market, or was it just plain water.

    Most of the posst here, are showing the humor of detectorists, which put a smile on my face.
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  2. #17
    Sep 2016
    Nova Scotia
    Garrett AT Pro International
    4230 times
    Metal Detecting
    Its just water. Sorry for nercoing this thread but was was wondering what it was as well lol.

    "Rubbing the dirt off of silver coins can leave scratches and greatly decrease its value and appearance. I used to take my silver coins home dirty and run them under water. When i started The Hoover Boys Metal Detecting YouTube Channel i wanted a solution to clean my silver coins in the field. This way i could reveal the coins details, date, and mint mark on site. So i would carry a small spray bottle of water with me. One day I called it Foo-Foo Juice and the name just stuck. To be funny i slapped a Foo-Foo sticker on my bottle. Foo-Foo Juice was born. Fill with your choice of cleaning liquid. We use water. "

    The Hoover Boys Foo-Foo Juice Bottle | eBay

  3. #18

    May 2012
    Kalamity Falls, Orygun
    Whites M6
    1980 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    It's an "old-timers" term meaning perfume or cologne. I first heard the term from my Dad.....and he was from the "greatest generation."
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  4. #19
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    Apr 2016
    Abita Springs La....Born in New Orleans
    EQUINOX 800
    23919 times
    Metal Detecting
    A stray bottle with water to spray you new found silver. Sold by the Hoover Boys who coined the term.

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  5. #20
    Problem is most people don't get that water makes some finds worse and not better.... but I guess there's a price to pay to be cool like the Hoover Boys. My absolute two biggest pet peeves watching videos is spraying the finds, and calling out the number reading on the detector. Who cares if you have a 12-24... what's the difference, just dig the damn hole!
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  6. #21
    Apr 2012
    New Lenox, Il.
    Garrets Coin Comander 3
    209 times
    Metal Detecting
    Instead of rubbing the dirt off of a coin that might be very valuable, and risk scratching it, they use water to soak the dirt off of the coin. I had never heard of it, til I started watching the Hoover boys on Youtube.
    Last edited by Itsmine; May 17, 2017 at 04:38 AM.

  7. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by Itsmine View Post
    Instead of rubbing the dirt off of a coin that might be very valuable, and risk scratching it, they use water to soak the dirt off of the coin. I had never heard of it, til I started watching the Hoover boys on Youtube.

    Doesn't every one take water to drink? Or am I just one of those hydrated freaks.

  8. #23
    Sep 2011
    Denver, Colorado
    Garrett AT Pro, AT Gold, ATX, MH7 (oldie!) Minelab Explorer SE Pro, EQ800
    3488 times
    When I'm out in the field, I'm looking for the next target to dig up. I'm not wasting time half assed cleaning a coin that I'll need to actually do a good job cleaning once I'm home.
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  9. #24

    Nov 2010
    SouthWestern USA
    Nox 800, Etrac, F75, AT Pro. Last two for sale.
    2121 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Made up gimmick to sell videos and make one looks professional. But a good idea as long as water doesnt hurt a newly dug coin. Letting a old coin dry out after digging seems to ruin it for me. I just try to keep them in a ziplock and place them in a cool dry place. But yes its a new term that can be added to the metal detectors terminology list.

  10. #25
    Mr. X

    Apr 2017
    Garrett Ace 250, MD 1030 Gold Digger ll. Deteknix Xpointer Huntmate pinpointer.
    113 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Yep, small spray bottle filled with water. Mine leaked in my digger's bag, yuck! I'll wait and clean the finds at home from now on. Lol

  11. #26

    May 2016
    13 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    perfumeand other scented liquid hygiene products.
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  12. #27

    Sep 2015
    3189 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I never heard of it before. Good to know.

  13. #28
    Charter Member
    Oct 2006
    New Zealand
    Minelab Sovereign GT
    651 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    In New Zealand we have Foo Foo Valves. They burst under pressure. Especially when confronted by an idiot.
    All present company excepted - of course
    Last edited by trikikiwi; May 22, 2017 at 04:50 AM.

  14. #29
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    Feb 2011
    S. Fl.
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    I'm NEW, what is foo-foo juice?
    A term, that no self-respecting metal detectorists, would ever use!

    Come to think of it, the neighbors cat did have a foo-foo blanket once.....
    funniest thing, watching that cat drag that blanket around, taking funny steps......
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  15. #30
    Hmm .. I remember Kickapoo Joy Juice ..
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