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When I say 'Wash' I am referring to in-the-field cleaning.

November 30, 2022 04:32PM avatar
On those non-noble metal targets many people will try to rub or press the dirt and mud and icky from them or rub then on their britches, etc. Then they grab the little squirt bottle and spray them a lot to 'Wash' the crud off, or even dunk them in a creek or other water and continue to scrub on them. While it sometimes is okay, it also can lead to scratches and abnormal wear if they have a nice 'collectable look' patina on them.

It is best to let them dry and then use a proper brush to work on the surface, gently. Then, if they are really bad shape or if you are just going to make them look fresher, you can precede with a proper washing and cleaning and tumbling, whatever you desire. But in-the-field, try not to abuse those finds. Let them dry in order to end up with a nicer-looking recovered old coin, trade token, thimble or other artifact.

Monte

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Dug Coins, Tokens, Jewelry ... Wash or Dry. ???

Monte 148 November 28, 2022 06:21PM

When I say 'Wash' I am referring to in-the-field cleaning.

Monte 72 November 30, 2022 04:32PM

Perfect answer TYthumbs up N/T

kac 84 November 28, 2022 09:58PM



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