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Peter Gill
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You have found your treasure, but how do you clean your finds? Here is a basic tutorial on cleaning finds using the most basic of items.


"http://www.fileden.com/files/2010/8/17/2944635/My%20Documents/Cleaning%20your%20Finds.pdf"




Great for the beginner who has just started metal detecting / treasure hunting.



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Peter



September 22, 2010 at 1:41 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Dave and Charlotte Nicholls
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Posts: 9

Very interesting, Peter!  Thanks for all your input...

September 23, 2010 at 3:40 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Peter Gill
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Thanks guys for your contributions.... it is a very basic guide to cleaning, obviously when the items get more expensive or is made of a funny material, then things change. This is a good starter though.


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Peter



September 23, 2010 at 11:02 AM Flag Quote & Reply

George Abraham
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Great guide. So far I have tried Citric acid for rusty random objects, I was amazed that the object after cleaning had paint-printing on it and the other had some chrome. This would not have been aparent from looking at the original object and scrubbing would have ruined it.

Was a bad idea for brass plated copper half cents though.

April 3, 2013 at 1:53 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Peter Gill
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Posts: 311

I have used electrolysis for many years and have found t to work extrememly well,,, you just have to keep an eye on things so you do not dissolve the item being cleaned.... Citric acid works well as do all the lemon juices and vinigars,,, Just remember to leave the acid cleaned items in distilled water for a week to nutralise the acid afterwards....

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Peter



April 5, 2013 at 7:10 AM Flag Quote & Reply

John
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I use a rock tumbler for mostthings. But some thing like the rusted metal above I use a solar power charger and some baking soda and water.  This is all cool stuff.


March 14, 2014 at 5:48 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Peter Gill
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Posts: 311

Solar powered sounds good John,,,,, maybe something to think about :)

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Peter



March 14, 2014 at 6:40 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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