how can i clean my money?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by beefy, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. beefy

    beefy Flamingo Daddy-o

    Apr 21, 2007
    South Georgia
    i found an old collander full of change out in the playhouse and it looks about as old as i am. some of it is stuck together with random stickiness. what can i clean it with (like soak it in..) so that i can get the gunk off and be able to tell what coin i am looking at?
     
  2. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    S.E Ind
    Coca Cola or Vinegar and baking soda.....
     
  3. beefy

    beefy Flamingo Daddy-o

    Apr 21, 2007
    South Georgia
    wont coca cola just make it ALL sticky? does it need to be fresh coco cola that fizzes or will remnants of an old 2 liter suffice?
     
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2009
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Coke will actually eat away the gunk. A few hours in it should do the trick, then rinse it all off.
     
  5. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    will eat the paint off your car too!
     
  6. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    S.E Ind
    I personally use a new can with all the fizz......

    It eats the paint of your car.....imagine what it can do you our insides. [​IMG] I still love it though!
     
  7. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    don't leave it in the coke for more than a few minutes actually. in a few hours it can eat the layers off and your nickles will be pennies.

    in a few days, the money will be G O N E. it is that corrosive.

    the best way to clean money is in a vinegar solution or do like we do in the jewelry biz....clean it in (here is our big trade secret for cleaning metal....ready???) windex without ammonia.

    (my husband and i work for the largest manufacturer of fine jewelry in the US. there's a lotta gunk on stuff that lays around sometimes.)


    you can also put it in small loads in a laundry bag and wash it in the washing machine. yep. it works. it will have to be light enough to circulate.
     

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