Jul 02, 2012, 10:43 PM
I have this token I found a couple weeks back and when I pulled it out of the ground it was in pretty bad shape. I got all the dirt off that I could but there was still some that was caked on. I put the token in olive oil for a couple days but got impatient. I then tried hydrogen peroxide and that seemed to help but you can still see the rust and some dirt. I only did it for an hour then scrubbed then I repeated that about 6 times. The token is brass and from my understanding the token community isn't to picky about cleaning. Can anyone suggest a good cleaning tip for brass?? I'd like to get it looking real good without damaging it! Should I soak it in the hydrogen peroxide overnight or longer?? It's my first token and I really don't want to screw it up! I would post pics but I don't have a camera at this point in time. Anything helps Thanks!!!
Last edited by IndianHead97; Jul 02, 2012 at 11:07 PM.
Jul 02, 2012 10:43 PM
Jul 03, 2012, 10:48 AM
Metal detecting is my one worldy vice!
Jul 03, 2012, 11:11 AM
Why don't you just soak in Brasso for a day or two, then shine it up?
Jul 03, 2012, 01:08 PM
Thanks for the advice I will try heating it and then brushing it. Does Brasso take the corrosion off as well? Or would I do that after the hydrogen peroxide? Thanks Again!!
Jul 03, 2012, 09:40 PM
So I put the token in Brasso and it seemed to do wonders for it! The only question I have is how do you shine it up? It came out dull and it is a little worn.
Originally Posted by Terry Soloman
Jul 05, 2012, 03:30 PM
Jul 05, 2012, 11:07 PM
I got mine at a hardware store
Jul 06, 2012, 09:22 AM
Jul 06, 2012, 10:47 AM
A long soak in lemon juice has worked for me on tokens and crusty pennies.
Jul 06, 2012, 11:14 AM