TO CLEAN OR NOT TO CLEAN?

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A while back I dug this ashtray up...and I was thinking of trying to clean it...on one hand I kind of like the idea that there may be old ashes imbedded on it and want preserve those...on the other hand it is a bit trashed looking....

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I usually trash ash trays if they come up, unless I do happen to see a Stainless stamp, which I haven't seen yet.
 

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A while back I dug this ashtray up...and I was thinking of trying to clean it...on one hand I kind of like the idea that there may be old ashes imbedded on it and want preserve those...on the other hand it is a bit trashed looking....

Thanks for any input.

That's a pretty neat ashtray. Personally, I would do a light cleaning to bring out the detail, but not over clean it.
 
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This one was in an old pub at one time I believe so I'm going to hold on to it...
 
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Thanks, I'd like to retain its old look if possible....maybe I'll try alittle soapy warm water...
 
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It's easy to bend...I guess it's your basic metal...
 

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I'd do a dish soap and water/ washcloth clean up on it, and call it done.
 
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I'll try that then

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If you're going to use it as an ashtray, I'd just clean it up a bit with soap and water and call it good. If you're going to use it as a candy dish or spoon rest, I'd buff that baby until it shined! :laughing7:
 

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