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 Posted 04/14/2018  11:50 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Dino to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Anyone heard of, or actually uses, olive oil being used to help restore old coppers?
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 Posted 04/14/2018  12:04 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 04/14/2018  1:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have used it quite successfully, but always get hooted down for saying so.
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 Posted 04/14/2018  4:42 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It works great as long as you have a lot of patience.
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 Posted 04/14/2018  5:33 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ratman4762 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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It works great as long as you have a lot of patience


I have some dug Roman coins soaking in some right now (and have been for the past 18 years). I sort of lost interest but did have nice results with a few of the first ones I did.
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 Posted 04/14/2018  5:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kurrency Ken to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I use it all the time, and presently have about 4-500 coins in five jars on a radiator. I usually give them a few months through the winter. Will be looking at them soon.

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 Posted 04/14/2018  6:14 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Use occasionally on lower grade ancient bronzes after removing dirt, but that's about all. Quite safe in this application.

It must be remembered that olive oil is slightly acidic.
For that reason, I would not use it for preservation purposes on modern bronze coins, especially on those that have mint luster remaining.
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 Posted 04/14/2018  7:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Dino to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks to all for the feedback!
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 Posted 04/14/2018  8:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add hozer to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've used it and still do with awesome results.


















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 Posted 04/14/2018  9:28 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's excellent for cleaning ancient coins. I have been using it for years.
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 Posted 04/15/2018  12:03 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MikeF to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I considered doing this to some coins I acquired in old Whitman albums but as it turned out, I didn't need to. My question is how do you get the olive oil off? Soak it in water with Dawn?
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 Posted 04/16/2018  09:19 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would think xylol or acetone would remove it.
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