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My First Attempt At Acetone Cleaning - 2 Large Cents. How Did I Do?

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 Posted 12/05/2016  1:51 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add JJuliano to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
This was my first attempt at using acetone. Tried on a couple of low cost Large Cents. The pics of the Before are a little dark. How did I do?



I did not post the reverse as the pics were dark and the difference was not that dramatic.
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 Posted 12/05/2016  2:20 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I like the after pics.
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 Posted 12/05/2016  3:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add mysilveryears to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Definite improvement. How long did you soak them?
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 Posted 12/05/2016  3:54 pm  Show Profile   Check bandsdean's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add bandsdean to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Much better!
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 Posted 12/05/2016  5:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JJuliano to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Definite improvement. How long did you soak them?


They soaked for about 45mins. Mostly because I was at work(where I have acetone available) and was doing other things.
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 Posted 12/05/2016  7:39 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I notice that virtually all that white stuff came off after the rinse , what was that stuff ? The after coins look better . But the bust on the 43 looks cleaned after the Acetone ,which is not supposed to happen .
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 Posted 12/05/2016  7:58 pm  Show Profile   Check silverwolf's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add silverwolf to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
these look like candidates for an olive oil soaking..
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 Posted 12/05/2016  8:09 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GR58 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I also like the after pictures better. It is interesting that after soaking
the details of the coin show better.

Acetone will help remove organic substance on a coin. If there is a cleaned
coin under the organic substance it will show.
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 Posted 12/05/2016  8:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good results for a first try. No harm done to the coins, either.
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 Posted 12/05/2016  8:56 pm  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Wow, that '46 is a huge improvement. Who knew those details were under there somewhere!
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 Posted 12/05/2016  9:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Debrajc to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Great job Juliano.

Nice improvements! I haven't tried this myself but from the looks of your after pictures I need to.
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 Posted 12/05/2016  9:27 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add JJuliano to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I was quite (pleasantly)surprised at the detail on the '46. I have some Verdis-Care coming and we'll see how that does on some Large Cents with Verdigris. The reverse of the '43 has some verdigris. I will do a better job on pics
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 Posted 12/05/2016  11:23 pm  Show Profile   Check 52Raymo's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 52Raymo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I wish the lighting had been the same but they do look improved.
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 Posted 12/06/2016  8:47 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add coinlover1899 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Yep, they both look much better!
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 Posted 12/07/2016  02:47 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MikeF to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This is the first post I've seen with before and after photos. The after does look much more appealing. But it seems like you're trying to walk the delicate line between cleaning a coin properly or risk having the coin judged as improperly cleaned. Both of which, I'm still struggling to gain command of. I still don't understand what distinguished the difference in the eyes of TPG's.

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