The 7 - Random - Cleaning soda-soaked coins
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bradbice Chorizo Level: 28 Posts: 112/142 EXP: 129582 For next: 1758 Since: 2.1.02 From: MI Since last post: 1796 days Last activity: 654 days # 1 Posted on 24.5.05 1208.02 Reposted on: 24.5.12 1215.20 I'm cleaning out my car and found that my cup holders, which also serve as my extra change holders, are full of soda-soaked coins. Now, I'd like to use that money someday so does anyone know of a good way to clean those coins? I'd like to just soak them all in something if I can. It's not worth rubbing each coin with alcohol or something. Promote this thread!
waffleking Pickled pork Level: 32 Posts: 143/185 EXP: 188163 For next: 18281 Since: 2.10.02 From: Missouri Since last post: 4016 days Last activity: 1705 days # 2 Posted on 24.5.05 1214.41 Reposted on: 24.5.12 1215.21 I use water.
bradbice Chorizo Level: 28 Posts: 113/142 EXP: 129582 For next: 1758 Since: 2.1.02 From: MI Since last post: 1796 days Last activity: 654 days # 3 Posted on 24.5.05 1216.26 Reposted on: 24.5.12 1216.29 What is this..."water"? But seriously, just water will work?
StaggerLee Scrapple Level: 152 Posts: 2500/7019 EXP: 43968864 For next: 332898 Since: 3.10.02 From: Right side of the tracks Since last post: 34 days Last activity: 5 days # 4 Posted on 24.5.05 1231.53 Reposted on: 24.5.12 1245.22 Put them in a cup with some bleach overnight, rinse of the next day, and you have non sticky legal tender!
cranlsn Toulouse Level: 72 Posts: 694/1225 EXP: 3262533 For next: 61245 Since: 18.3.02 From: Hartland, WI Since last post: 216 days Last activity: 1 day # 5 Posted on 24.5.05 1322.59 Reposted on: 24.5.12 1324.40 Water with a little baking soda. Put the coins in shake it up. Let it sit. Maybe give it a shake when you walk past it. Should be good to go in a day or so.
estragand Summer sausage Level: 46 Posts: 343/439 EXP: 694307 For next: 17472 Since: 18.6.02 Since last post: 3743 days Last activity: 3743 days
AIM: # 6 Posted on 24.5.05 1447.03 Reposted on: 24.5.12 1449.14 Squirting a dab of Taco Bell Hot Sauce on your coins really cleans out the deep grime. Let it sit for about 30 seconds, then wipe away. Seriously.
samoflange Lap cheong Level: 83 Posts: 374/1786 EXP: 5381771 For next: 50473 Since: 22.2.04 From: Cambridge, MA Since last post: 1559 days Last activity: 1552 days # 7 Posted on 24.5.05 1506.26 Reposted on: 24.5.12 1515.44 Originally posted by estragand Squirting a dab of Taco Bell Hot Sauce on your coins really cleans out the deep grime. Let it sit for about 30 seconds, then wipe away. Seriously. Or anything with vinegar and salt in it.
Oliver Scrapple Level: 132 Posts: 1281/5007 EXP: 26739148 For next: 392856 Since: 20.6.02 Since last post: 1058 days Last activity: 1052 days # 8 Posted on 24.5.05 1704.18 Reposted on: 24.5.12 1711.49 I usually stick to a mix of soda water and laudnry detergent. Works wonders for my coinage.
Jobberman Kishke Level: 46 Posts: 306/426 EXP: 673365 For next: 38414 Since: 2.1.02 From: West Palm Beach, FL Since last post: 1270 days Last activity: 4 days # 9 Posted on 25.5.05 0810.32 Reposted on: 25.5.12 0814.54 I got the same thing, but it is from coffee, not soda. I basically have 1 large useless clump of coins. They are mainly pennies so I never take the time to clean them.
Oliver Scrapple Level: 132 Posts: 1289/5007 EXP: 26739148 For next: 392856 Since: 20.6.02 Since last post: 1058 days Last activity: 1052 days # 10 Posted on 25.5.05 0945.06 Reposted on: 25.5.12 0945.15 hehehe...I throw those into fountains in the local mall :-) For the most part, I hate pennies ;-D Originally posted by Jobberman I got the same thing, but it is from coffee, not soda. I basically have 1 large useless clump of coins. They are mainly pennies so I never take the time to clean them.
puffdyw Longanisa Level: 14 Posts: 22/32 EXP: 12356 For next: 715 Since: 21.4.05 From: California Since last post: 3611 days Last activity: 3611 days
AIM: # 11 Posted on 25.5.05 1517.26 Reposted on: 25.5.12 1529.01 This is going to sound totally stupid but trust me, it works...Soak the coins in soda overnight, then rinse them off in water the next day. It sounds retarted cause soda is the problem, but it works...
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