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  1. #1
    May 2012
    Bryan, Texas
    Bounty Hunter-Lone Star
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Cleaning your finds

    So far ive found some coinage, nothing super old but exciting for me none the less. Anyways Ive been using an old tooth brush and some toothpaste as an abrasive to clean up my finds. Anyone have any other methods that work well?

  2. #2
    Mar 2012
    Spring TX
    CTX3030/F75LTD/ Garrett AtPro/ XP Deus
    891 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    As long as it doesn't have any numismatic value, I clean them using a tumbler. I run them about once per quarter. If a coin is rare, don't use anything other than dish soap and water on it. If a rare coin has been cleaned, the value drops dramatically.

  3. #3

    Feb 2008
    618 times
    Cleaning finds can be fun but can be ruined unless you start with the least damaging fluids, tools and brushes. If it is iron
    you can get aggresive to get all the rust off, then you can paint with a thinned black enamel to stop the rust. If you don't
    like the result you can change the color later.

    I like the dremel assortment of tools to brighten up finds. You have to experiment and learn hands-on.



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