The 7 - Random - Cleaning soda-soaked coins
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bradbice Chorizo Level: 28 Posts: 112/142 EXP: 119958 For next: 11382 Since: 2.1.02 From: MI Since last post: 957 days Last activity: 153 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: 173478 For next: 11887 Since: 2.10.02 From: Missouri Since last post: 3177 days Last activity: 866 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: 119958 For next: 11382 Since: 2.1.02 From: MI Since last post: 957 days Last activity: 153 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: 145 Posts: 2500/6637 EXP: 37272785 For next: 331387 Since: 3.10.02 From: Right side of the tracks Since last post: 8 days Last activity: 8 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: 70 Posts: 694/1217 EXP: 2987485 For next: 28341 Since: 18.3.02 From: Sussex, WI Since last post: 78 days Last activity: 6 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: 641170 For next: 18999 Since: 18.6.02 Since last post: 2904 days Last activity: 2904 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: 81 Posts: 374/1786 EXP: 4917825 For next: 75045 Since: 22.2.04 From: Cambridge, MA Since last post: 721 days Last activity: 713 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: 129 Posts: 1281/5007 EXP: 24691995 For next: 357726 Since: 20.6.02 Since last post: 220 days Last activity: 213 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: 623359 For next: 36810 Since: 2.1.02 From: West Palm Beach, FL Since last post: 431 days Last activity: 11 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: 129 Posts: 1289/5007 EXP: 24691995 For next: 357726 Since: 20.6.02 Since last post: 220 days Last activity: 213 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: 11189 For next: 1882 Since: 21.4.05 From: California Since last post: 2772 days Last activity: 2772 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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