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 Posted 12/03/2005  1:45 pm Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add ojo to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

I was watching T.V. recently and saw a commercial for a product called tarnex. It claimed that you could use it on your coins in your coin collection. Naturaly I'm sceptic of this but would like to hear what you have to say. Has anyone actoully used it?

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 Posted 12/03/2005  2:01 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Metalman to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi ojo

basically any type of cleaning of collectable coins is a no no.

Tarnex is an acid and removes all of the natural patina ,, To answer your question I have used tarnex ,on jewelry, it really works well for that application, but do not use it on your coins !

Rick
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12/03/2005 2:04 pm
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 Posted 12/03/2005  3:10 pm  Show Profile Check rggoodie's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add rggoodie to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
quote:
Originally posted by ojo

I was watching T.V. recently and saw a commercial for a product called tarnex. It claimed that you could use it on your coins in your coin collection. Naturaly I'm sceptic of this but would like to hear what you have to say. Has anyone actoully used it?



STOP

NO NEVER


use Tarnex
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 Posted 12/03/2005  3:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kyra to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That commercial makes me cringe... I certainly wouldn't use it- about ten years ago when I worked at a drug store we had a woman come in throwing a fit because the Tarnex she bought at our store "ate" her silver. She made quite a scene, threatened to sue the store and everything.

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 Posted 12/03/2005  5:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add crystalk64 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I actually tried some modern coins, years ago, and I spent them over the next few days. What does that tell you. Even the cashier had to look twice to see what I was giving her! TARNEX---NEVER, not on a collectable coin!
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 Posted 12/03/2005  6:30 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add national dealer to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Tarnex is one of those often used chemicals that many coin "finders" use. I see it on a pretty regular basis, and it kills the value so fast.

I think that I have some tarnex around here somewhere, ....I do.

Let me load some before and after pics, and let you see the results LIVE.
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 Posted 12/04/2005  01:00 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Mike to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
NO NO NO NO NO and NO!! Mike[:0][:0][:0]
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12/04/2005 01:01 am
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 Posted 12/04/2005  5:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ojo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's what I figured, I thought that was the dumbest commercial and probably has riuned alot of inexpereineced coin collecter's coins.
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 Posted 12/05/2005  12:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Susanlynn9 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here is an example of Before/After Tarn-X on a Peace silver dollar that National Dealer posted.

Tarn-X before and after

Notice the flat look of the coin after. Tarn-X literally removes a layer of metal from the coin.
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