The 7 - Random - Cleaning soda-soaked coins
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bradbice Chorizo Level: 28 Posts: 112/142 EXP: 125489 For next: 5851 Since: 2.1.02 From: MI Since last post: 1431 days Last activity: 290 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: 181925 For next: 3440 Since: 2.10.02 From: Missouri Since last post: 3651 days Last activity: 1340 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: 125489 For next: 5851 Since: 2.1.02 From: MI Since last post: 1431 days Last activity: 290 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: 149 Posts: 2500/6869 EXP: 41155461 For next: 179774 Since: 3.10.02 From: Right side of the tracks Since last post: 3 days 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: 3146546 For next: 20583 Since: 18.3.02 From: Hartland, WI Since last post: 147 days Last activity: 5 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: 671724 For next: 40055 Since: 18.6.02 Since last post: 3379 days Last activity: 3379 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: 5185193 For next: 24056 Since: 22.2.04 From: Cambridge, MA Since last post: 1195 days Last activity: 1187 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: 25869144 For next: 555546 Since: 20.6.02 Since last post: 694 days Last activity: 687 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: 652098 For next: 8071 Since: 2.1.02 From: West Palm Beach, FL Since last post: 905 days Last activity: 223 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: 25869144 For next: 555546 Since: 20.6.02 Since last post: 694 days Last activity: 687 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: 11863 For next: 1208 Since: 21.4.05 From: California Since last post: 3246 days Last activity: 3246 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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