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Topic: Cleaning Scotch and Soda
Message: Posted by: graeme_p_ (Apr 25, 2004 05:11AM)
I've got the English 10p-2p version and want to know the best way to clean them.

Message: Posted by: cardman1990 (Apr 25, 2004 01:41PM)
Probably Polish, it works for the centavo
Message: Posted by: Dawai (Apr 25, 2004 03:46PM)
You could use this product called Tarn. X and use a Q-tip to clean your coins. Or use aluminum polish to clean your coins.
Message: Posted by: armagician (Apr 25, 2004 04:47PM)
Which type of polish is best?
Message: Posted by: sanman (Apr 25, 2004 05:32PM)
Don't use the chemicals. Go to a jewelry supply shop and purchase a jeweler's cloth. These are wonderful for cleaning all sorts of small metal objects.

These are really two cloths. One is a polish cloth and the other is used for buffing.

All total about $8 and it lasts forever.
Message: Posted by: Johnnymysto (Apr 26, 2004 09:46AM)
I cleaned my copper/silver piece with Brasso. The only problem is that it now has a shine on the copper side that won't go away. So, after the real copper penny has tarnished a little, the two coins don't match. I had a spectator pick up on this the last time I performed it. I guess now I'll just have to keep both coins highly polished.
Message: Posted by: Rob Johnston (Apr 26, 2004 03:43PM)
[quote]On 2004-04-25 16:46, Dawai wrote:
You could use this product called Tarn. X and use a Q-tip to clean your coins. Or use aluminum polish to clean your coins.[/quote]
Tarn X didn't work well on my coins. It cleaned them up for about four hours, then they had all sorts of terrible stains and such.

I find that vinegar and salt works the best.
Message: Posted by: Daniel Faith (Apr 27, 2004 12:04AM)
Don't use TarnX!

Silver polish works well. That's what I use.

Something else that works is taco sauce. Put a copper coin into some taco sauce and leave it for a few hours. When you take it out it will be shiny copper.

And we eat this stuff???
Message: Posted by: graeme_p_ (May 13, 2004 04:16PM)
Thanks for the advice
Message: Posted by: Ernst VCO (Mar 6, 2013 07:48PM)
I cleaned my Scotch and Soda with salt and vinegar, but it made the gimmick half look a little pinkish, like it removed some of the finish, has anyone else had this problem?
Message: Posted by: cablerock (Mar 6, 2013 08:44PM)
I prefer keeping my silver shiny and my copper dark, for contrast personally.
Message: Posted by: b0sl0q7 (Mar 6, 2013 09:19PM)
I use an electric ring cleaner.
Message: Posted by: billappleton (Mar 6, 2013 09:58PM)
Message: Posted by: Bob Magic (Mar 8, 2013 02:17AM)
Try 'Wright's Silver Cream' found at most super-markets in the USA and probably available in Great Britain. Use a Q-tip and very light pressure until you get what you want. If you use an identical coin to produce after the miracle polish it too.

Message: Posted by: Zack_Johnston (Mar 10, 2013 10:23AM)
Use Wright's Silver Cream for the half dollar and his Copper Polish for the Centavo. Good luck!
Message: Posted by: rogerpierre (Mar 10, 2013 11:44AM)
I still think they look "more real", sic., tarnished. And you loose value if you polish your coins.