The 7 - Random - Cleaning soda-soaked coins
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bradbice Chorizo Level: 28 Posts: 112/142 EXP: 124156 For next: 7184 Since: 2.1.02 From: MI Since last post: 1315 days Last activity: 173 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: 31 Posts: 143/185 EXP: 179891 For next: 5474 Since: 2.10.02 From: Missouri Since last post: 3535 days Last activity: 1224 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: 124156 For next: 7184 Since: 2.1.02 From: MI Since last post: 1315 days Last activity: 173 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: 148 Posts: 2500/6797 EXP: 40057006 For next: 321752 Since: 3.10.02 From: Right side of the tracks Since last post: 1 day Last activity: 1 day # 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: 71 Posts: 694/1222 EXP: 3112656 For next: 54473 Since: 18.3.02 From: Hartland, WI Since last post: 30 days Last activity: 1 hour # 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: 664363 For next: 47416 Since: 18.6.02 Since last post: 3262 days Last activity: 3262 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: 82 Posts: 374/1786 EXP: 5120935 For next: 88314 Since: 22.2.04 From: Cambridge, MA Since last post: 1078 days Last activity: 1071 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: 130 Posts: 1281/5007 EXP: 25585560 For next: 145086 Since: 20.6.02 Since last post: 577 days Last activity: 571 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: 45 Posts: 306/426 EXP: 645171 For next: 14998 Since: 2.1.02 From: West Palm Beach, FL Since last post: 789 days Last activity: 107 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: 130 Posts: 1289/5007 EXP: 25585560 For next: 145086 Since: 20.6.02 Since last post: 577 days Last activity: 571 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: 11701 For next: 1370 Since: 21.4.05 From: California Since last post: 3130 days Last activity: 3130 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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