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Old Mar 1, 2007, 06:05 PM   #1
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How do I preserve the desert patina?

I have recently bought some uncleaned coins from the eastern mediterranean area. These coins has a decent desert patina and show a great deal of potential. How can I clean these coins and preserve the decent patina?

In advance, thank you for any replies!

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Old Mar 2, 2007, 09:42 AM   #2
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Hi
I think I am one of the best people in this matter, you can see how I clean my coins with Desert patina in my store, all what you need to do is to put the coins in Pure water that have no menirals at all for two to three days and change the water every day, then buy a dintal pick remove just the right amount of sand, you have to leave the patina in the un written areas, and you have to leave it for example between the hair the letters, eye apeal, and the figure at the back, you have just to clean right at the edge of the portrit and the top of the letters.
plz see my cleaned desert patina coins and do the same.
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Old Mar 2, 2007, 11:03 AM   #3
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Salem,

So you wet clean your desert patina coins? Interesting. I will definitely attest that you are the expert and your coins are visually stunning, but I have always been told that dry cleaning is the way to do sandy patinas. Very interesting.
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Old Mar 2, 2007, 10:08 PM   #4
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I tried the dry cleaning and it work very nice if you do it many times with wit coins, because for some one who clean desert patina for the first time he might scratsh the coin and cause brase scratshes, with wit methood you dont go hard at the coin because the dirt is very soft, after you do this methood for many times and your hand get used at the cleaning for Desert patina coins then you can use the nidel with dry coins.
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Old Mar 3, 2007, 09:47 AM   #5
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Just to clarify...by "pure water," are you referring to deionized water or something else?

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Old Mar 4, 2007, 09:54 AM   #6
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Hi Jeff
I mean by pure water the water that come from springs, not from the sink, the water that dosent have Clore or added Chemicals, I belive you call it Distauled water.
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