Welcome guest, is this your first visit?
Member
Discoveries
 
Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. #1
    us
    May 2012
    Bryan, Texas
    Bounty Hunter-Lone Star
    5
    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
    us
    Mar 2012
    Spring TX
    CTX3030/F75LTD/ Garrett AtPro
    3,780
    357 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
    2,436
    201 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.

 

 

Sponsors

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Sorry, old finds, new cleaning!
    By Dave44 in forum Today's Finds!
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: Dec 12, 2011, 07:19 AM
  2. Cleaning finds
    By minelab rick in forum Beach and Shallow Water
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: Aug 10, 2011, 11:25 AM
  3. Cleaning Finds In A Tumbler
    By gibsondan in forum How-To
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: Feb 09, 2010, 04:52 PM
  4. Cleaning Finds from last Fall...
    By xlt nh in forum Cleaning & Preservation
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: Feb 23, 2009, 06:36 PM
  5. cleaning some finds
    By pinebarrens1 in forum Today's Finds!
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: Nov 14, 2008, 02:34 PM

Search tags for this page

clean and quarter and treasurenet

,

treasure hunting cleaning finds

,

treasurenet cleaning finds

Click on a term to search for related topics.
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.1.3