The 7 - Random - Cleaning soda-soaked coins
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bradbice Chorizo Level: 28 Posts: 112/142 EXP: 127869 For next: 3471 Since: 2.1.02 From: MI Since last post: 1642 days Last activity: 500 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: 185554 For next: 20890 Since: 2.10.02 From: Missouri Since last post: 3862 days Last activity: 1551 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: 127869 For next: 3471 Since: 2.1.02 From: MI Since last post: 1642 days Last activity: 500 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: 151 Posts: 2500/6979 EXP: 42988790 For next: 307786 Since: 3.10.02 From: Right side of the tracks Since last post: 1 day Last activity: 19 hours # 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: 3218844 For next: 104934 Since: 18.3.02 From: Hartland, WI Since last post: 62 days Last activity: 15 hours # 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: 684858 For next: 26921 Since: 18.6.02 Since last post: 3589 days Last activity: 3589 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: 5299614 For next: 132630 Since: 22.2.04 From: Cambridge, MA Since last post: 1405 days Last activity: 1398 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: 131 Posts: 1281/5007 EXP: 26375107 For next: 49583 Since: 20.6.02 Since last post: 904 days Last activity: 898 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: 664464 For next: 47315 Since: 2.1.02 From: West Palm Beach, FL Since last post: 1115 days Last activity: 433 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: 131 Posts: 1289/5007 EXP: 26375107 For next: 49583 Since: 20.6.02 Since last post: 904 days Last activity: 898 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: 12150 For next: 921 Since: 21.4.05 From: California Since last post: 3457 days Last activity: 3457 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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