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    How I clean my iron relics.

    This a video showing how I use electrolysis to clen my iron relics..https://youtu.be/Au07BywIfDI
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    Elite Member DaddyDigger's Avatar
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    The only thing I'm not doing is drilling the relic. I'm thinking of using a rat-tail file to get through a bit of rust so I can get good contact with the metal. Great video too!
    Oldest Silver Coin: 1826 Groschen, then 1765 Kreuzer, then 1250 Heller, now 1242 Denier
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    Yeah I heard others say too, I can live with a small 1/16 hole. Just easier to me but I am not really a purist in the sense as I clean my silver to make it display,,shhhhh dont tell anyone.
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    Wait a minute.... you rub your silvers? Don't tell anyone or you might get banned! LOL. I'm like you. I like to leave as much patina as possible unless it makes the coin display poorly. This 1637 coin was so black and I couldn't get it off so I used .000 steel wool to shine up the high spots just a bit. I gave it some contrast and now I think it displays very well.

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    Oldest Silver Coin: 1826 Groschen, then 1765 Kreuzer, then 1250 Heller, now 1242 Denier
    Oldest American coin: 1805 Draped Bust Large Cent
    Best Coin: 1625 Escalin from feudal France
    Best Relics: ca. 1200's Bronze Spur, ca. 1500 B.C. Bronze Arrowheads
    YouTube Channel: Daddy Digger

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