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Old 05-12-2019, 08:45 PM
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A quick search concludes that once I have “over cooked” them and turned them pink. There is not much else I can do.
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Old 05-12-2019, 08:46 PM
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I did leave them in for a couple hours and not just 20 minutes. I’ll try the 20 minutes next time
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Old 05-17-2019, 09:27 PM
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Make certain that you separate ther pennies from the other clad or you will have copper colored clad.
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Old 05-19-2019, 08:01 PM
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I tried this today. The coins are clean, but they are pink. Is there any way to get rid of the pink color?
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Make certain that you separate ther pennies from the other clad or you will have copper colored clad.
Yes... separate the copper!

As long as the crud is off, they'll work in machines. I've never had one rejected because it was pink.

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Old 05-19-2019, 08:21 PM
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that is what i use to clean my dentures
it works well and my breath smells clean then too!
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Old 05-20-2019, 11:53 AM
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For some reason the coin counter at my credit union will reject any coin that is discolored in any manner. I can usually get most of my clad to be accepted but I have to run the rejects thru the machine multiple times. So I clean all my clad as good as possible.
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Old 05-20-2019, 09:03 PM
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Originally Posted by crosstraining View post
I tried this today. The coins are clean, but they are pink. Is there any way to get rid of the pink color?
A good water rinse, and another 20 minute tumble with just water and a couple drops of Dawn helps clean off some discoloring.
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Old 05-29-2019, 12:04 PM
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Can't resist: I kill 2 birds with one stone [NOT really PETA!] by mowing my lawn with a home-made tumbler attached to my lawn mower wheel. Can do 200-300 coins in a mow! I placed a flex copper pipe in the plastic jar to help churn the coins. No sand needed because lots of the coins already have sand on them (beach hunter). Just make sure the lid and jar are secure - otherwise you might be using your detector for a long time in your own back yard!

Presently going thru 10,000 coins, from 2014-2019, with 50% cents (+/-2%).

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Old 05-29-2019, 12:31 PM
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Old 06-02-2019, 04:32 AM
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Toilet bowl cleaner works too. And cheaper

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