The 7 - Random - Cleaning soda-soaked coins
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bradbice Chorizo Level: 27 Posts: 112/142 EXP: 115277 For next: 883 Since: 2.1.02 From: MI Since last post: 573 days Last activity: 30 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: 166312 For next: 19053 Since: 2.10.02 From: Missouri Since last post: 2792 days Last activity: 482 days # 2 Posted on 24.5.05 1214.41 Reposted on: 24.5.12 1215.21 I use water.
bradbice Chorizo Level: 27 Posts: 113/142 EXP: 115277 For next: 883 Since: 2.1.02 From: MI Since last post: 573 days Last activity: 30 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: 140 Posts: 2500/6289 EXP: 32959503 For next: 326984 Since: 3.10.02 From: Right side of the tracks Since last post: 7 hours Last activity: 6 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 Liverwurst Level: 69 Posts: 694/1205 EXP: 2826794 For next: 42964 Since: 18.3.02 From: Sussex, WI Since last post: 142 days Last activity: 9 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: 45 Posts: 343/439 EXP: 615274 For next: 44895 Since: 18.6.02 Since last post: 2520 days Last activity: 2520 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: 80 Posts: 374/1786 EXP: 4689786 For next: 93203 Since: 22.2.04 From: Cambridge, MA Since last post: 336 days Last activity: 328 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: 127 Posts: 1281/4931 EXP: 23156892 For next: 569739 Since: 20.6.02 From: #YEG Since last post: 1 day Last activity: 14 min. # 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: 44 Posts: 306/426 EXP: 599037 For next: 12252 Since: 2.1.02 From: West Palm Beach, FL Since last post: 46 days Last activity: 8 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: 127 Posts: 1289/4931 EXP: 23156892 For next: 569739 Since: 20.6.02 From: #YEG Since last post: 1 day Last activity: 14 min. # 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: 10611 For next: 2460 Since: 21.4.05 From: California Since last post: 2387 days Last activity: 2387 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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