The 7 - Random - Cleaning soda-soaked coins
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bradbice Chorizo Level: 28 Posts: 112/142 EXP: 119152 For next: 12188 Since: 2.1.02 From: MI Since last post: 890 days Last activity: 86 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: 172245 For next: 13120 Since: 2.10.02 From: Missouri Since last post: 3110 days Last activity: 799 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: 119152 For next: 12188 Since: 2.1.02 From: MI Since last post: 890 days Last activity: 86 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: 144 Posts: 2500/6577 EXP: 36507132 For next: 203262 Since: 3.10.02 From: Right side of the tracks Since last post: 10 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 Toulouse Level: 70 Posts: 694/1217 EXP: 2967108 For next: 48718 Since: 18.3.02 From: Sussex, WI Since last post: 10 days Last activity: 13 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: 636713 For next: 23456 Since: 18.6.02 Since last post: 2837 days Last activity: 2837 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: 4878678 For next: 114192 Since: 22.2.04 From: Cambridge, MA Since last post: 653 days Last activity: 645 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: 24520290 For next: 529431 Since: 20.6.02 Since last post: 152 days Last activity: 146 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: 619170 For next: 40999 Since: 2.1.02 From: West Palm Beach, FL Since last post: 363 days Last activity: 18 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: 24520290 For next: 529431 Since: 20.6.02 Since last post: 152 days Last activity: 146 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: 11090 For next: 1981 Since: 21.4.05 From: California Since last post: 2705 days Last activity: 2705 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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