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I've Heard Of Nic-a-Date But What Are These?

 
 
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 Posted 09/26/2018  9:32 pm Show Profile   Check GrapeCollects's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add GrapeCollects to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
So I've heard of Nic-A-Date and used it in order to restore some 0.2$ dateless buffalos for a set of restored buff's I put together. But I've never heard of these other products made by Nic-A Co. Here's some links. Nic-A Spray? Nic-A-Rag? Nic-A-Tone? Nic-A-Brush? Nic-A-Lene? What is this? It's alphabet soup for low tier coin products!!

https://www.wizardcoinsupply.com/pr...-bottle.html

https://www.wizardcoinsupply.com/pr...c-a-rag.html

https://www.wizardcoinsupply.com/pr...-bottle.html

https://www.wizardcoinsupply.com/pr...a-brush.html

https://www.wizardcoinsupply.com/pr...c-a-pak.html

https://www.wizardcoinsupply.com/pr...-bottle.html

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 Posted 09/26/2018  11:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mark1959 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Tried Nic-a-Tone awhile back on some horribly cleaned pink looking large cents - it took awhile to practice on them and after treatment it turned them black with copper streaks - had to let it dry for a day then give it another application - covered the streaks but was left with a flat black coin - UGLY!!

And those "cleaning" brushes are nothing but brass wire - I'll let you figure out what a brass wire brush does to a coin's surface.

I can't believe Wizard coin supply actually carries that crap - although Nic-a-Date does work on Buffaloes but renders them as damaged cause that is nothing but a weak acid. I guess that would be ok on a rare date for a filler coin but otherwise NO THANKS!
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 Posted 09/27/2018  12:36 am  Show Profile   Check spruett001's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add spruett001 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Why doesn't the Nic-A-Pak come with a Nic-A-Rag?

In all honesty, I would never use any of those products on a coin I cared about. For experimenting on junk, sure, it might be interesting. A brass-wire brush, seriously? This is all you need to know about the description:


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Will not scratch your coins if the directions are followed as outlined in Nic-A-Lene's booklet "How to Clean Coins". Comes two brushes per pack.


If? From what I can see, the booklet containing the directions is not actually included with the brushes.

This reminds me a bit of McDonald's. They have so many registered trademarks you wouldn't believe. I swear "McFamily" is a trademark of theirs.
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 Posted 09/27/2018  06:53 am  Show Profile   Check GrapeCollects's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GrapeCollects to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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This reminds me a bit of McDonald's. They have so many registered trademarks you wouldn't believe. I swear "McFamily" is a trademark of theirs.

That's funny and unfortunately true.
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 Posted 09/27/2018  08:20 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add T-BOP to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nic-A-Date is the only product I have used for restoring Buffaloes be sides the natural way of vinegar & peroxide . The rest of that Nic-Nack stuff is crap that you really don't need .
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 Posted 09/28/2018  08:16 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add just carl to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
May as well just use battery acid.
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 Posted 09/28/2018  10:32 pm  Show Profile   Check Errers and Varietys's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Errers and Varietys to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I would stay away from all of the Nic-A stuff, except for Nic-A-Date (good to use on dateless Buffalo nickels). The other products are junk.
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 Posted 09/29/2018  5:31 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kopper Ken to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Is Nic-Nak one of there's also? Or is that just used with a Paddy-Wack after you give the dog a bone and then you watch the old man run home... of course to his coin collection. How many of us remember that rhyme?

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 Posted 09/29/2018  5:35 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mark1959 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Oh yeah - but this old man may be able to give his dog a "treat" (don't know if you can say BONE anymore in this ridiculous PC society) but I ain't running anywhere!!


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 Posted 09/30/2018  09:39 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Conder101 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I would stay away from all of the Nic-A stuff, except for Nic-A-Date (good to use on dateless Buffalo nickels).

I'd stay away from the Nic-a-Date as well. It is just ferric chloride and you can buy ferric chloride a lot cheaper. Nic-a-Date is about $5 an ounce, and you can buy ferric chloride for less than a dollar an ounce. Even less if you buy the dry powder and make up your own solution. Or you can just go with vinegar at a couple dollars a gallon.
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