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    800+ Year Old Buckle Cleaned Up

    Hi Friends,
    Some of you wanted to see this tiny iron buckle again once I got it cleaned up. I soaked it for 6 days in CLR and that got 99% of the rust off but the tongue was still fused into the wrong position. I soaked it for 3 hours in WD-40 and that did the trick. Over 800 years old and the buckle still works!
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    Oldest Coin: 100-60 BC Gallic Coin (Sequani Tribe)
    Oldest Silver Coin: 1156 Pfennig from Bavaria, Germany
    Oldest U.S. coin: 1805 Draped Bust Large Cent
    Best Coin EVER: 1625 Escalin from Chateau Renaud, France
    Best Relics: ca. 14th C. Spur, 1500 B.C. Bronze Arrowheads & Spearhead
    YouTube Channel: Full Metal Digger

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    Good work. I would not have guessed that there was that much detail under the rust.
    Oldest find: 5,000 year old copper spearhead
    Oldest coin: 1699 William III halfpenny
    Purdiest coin: 1832 Capped Bust quarter
    Coolest find: USA button with blue threads still on shank

    "He who would search for pearls must dive below."

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    That's an interesting method for cleaning iron relics. Looks great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donnie B View Post
    That's an interesting method for cleaning iron relics. Looks great!
    Thanks Donnie, I use this method when I think the item is too dainty and would get eaten up if I used electrolysis. Mostly iron buckles or other leather mounts
    Oldest Coin: 100-60 BC Gallic Coin (Sequani Tribe)
    Oldest Silver Coin: 1156 Pfennig from Bavaria, Germany
    Oldest U.S. coin: 1805 Draped Bust Large Cent
    Best Coin EVER: 1625 Escalin from Chateau Renaud, France
    Best Relics: ca. 14th C. Spur, 1500 B.C. Bronze Arrowheads & Spearhead
    YouTube Channel: Full Metal Digger

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