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How To Remove Strong Black "Stuff" On Ikes

 
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 Posted 01/23/2015  10:18 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Domain555 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
MODs-STAFF Not too sure where to place this post. Please help

I have two Eisenhower (not) low balls.

They both have a black-ish "stuff" on them that acetone is not removing.

As far as I am concerned they are only a PMD buck, and I have zero obligation to save or protect.

Anyone know of a stronger way to get the black off?

They are in a 2nd bath of Acetone right now.

I see no need to be gentle. Is there a MILD ACID that might work?

Would make nice pocket coins, if they were "SHINNY."
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 Posted 01/23/2015  11:25 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Maybe zylene?
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 Posted 01/23/2015  2:23 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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MODs-STAFF Not too sure where to place this post. Please help
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 Posted 01/23/2015  3:05 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add biokemist6 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Without knowing what the "stuff" is or even seeing a picture of it, it is impossible to give you any useful advice.
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 Posted 01/23/2015  4:28 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bertensgrad to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
If it iss destined to be a pocket piece just place it in your pocket. Normal circulation wear can do wonders I find. I had a heavily PVC damaged ike stained green and it came off in a few weeks. Mine also had a black stain on it but I got it off with a eraser.

The goal however was just for me to have something to toss, spin, and use as a education piece. Wouldn't do it if you want a perfect problem free low ball coin.
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 Posted 01/23/2015  4:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jimbucks to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I had some like that. I spent them and that took care of the issue.
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 Posted 01/23/2015  6:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Domain555 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
To all at the moment

Back in the ACETONE for an over night soak. ~`~`~`

Eraser may have helped some.

ACETONE may have helped some more.

One coin is a PMD issue of heavy grinding or something.

The other coin is a not shiny, legit WORN coin.

May use (either) as a pocket coin.

Will up-date later

Grateful to everyone.
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 Posted 01/24/2015  09:45 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Domain555 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
UP-DATE

More ACETONE time and more eraser work is starting to do some good.

Thanks
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 Posted 01/25/2015  3:37 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Domain555 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
UP-DATE 1-25-2015

Back in the ACETONE after more erasure work.

For what I want, it is coming along well enough. May eventually place it in my ordinary pocket pieces to carry. Now using a 1976 (D) type one TONER ~`~`~`~` PEG LEG.

Thanks to all.
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 Posted 01/25/2015  5:51 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add tkbslc to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I had some like that. I spent them and that took care of the issue.


That's what I would do.
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 Posted 01/26/2015  12:39 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Domain555 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
tkb---


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That's what I would do.


Astute,

I'm a 11 month, relative newbie, and I wish to learn as much as I can in the shortest amount of time.

I have some small amount of joy in both of these coins.

I have more joy in my NOT TPGed PO-01(?) low balls.

LOW BALL PCGS registry sets is a nice place to visit and dream.

Regarding these 2 coins, I am wondering how many days in a pair of Levis will it take to get them down to AG-03, FR-02 or better?

Now my question:

If you were trying to whittle them down, would you put 2 coins in one pocket, or place the coins in separate pockets to get a more problem free IKE?

Thank You ~`~`~`~

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 Posted 01/26/2015  08:17 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
ALL of these coins look like they have been whittled down already!

Spend 'em, - (if you can!)
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 Posted 01/26/2015  08:44 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Domain555 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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ALL of these coins look like they have been whittled down already!

Spend 'em, - (if you can!)


My bad.

Need to get the two coin PICs up before some says "get a rope." Some times I get a little weird on precise postings.

Those 2 IKES are in a long ACETONE soak. The ACETONE and eraser work is doing good, regarding the black "stuff."

The three coins in the picture are not the same as the 2 coins in the OP subject.

The 3 possible PO-01 IKEs in the PICs you see are both spendable, and worth more than a buck, each. Raw and/or slabbed.

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 Posted 01/26/2015  11:08 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add BadToTheBone to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Try Lemon or Lime juice or even alcohol swabs.
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 Posted 01/26/2015  8:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add CENTertainment to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have proofs with some sort of "black stuff". I'm not brave enough to fool with acetone. Care with proofs any different?
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