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Old 05-10-2021, 08:01 PM
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Default How to clean this silver badge

Any tips on cleaning this silver combat infantry badge? Would love to bring its shine back.Name:  20210508_163640.jpg
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Old 05-11-2021, 03:25 AM
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You might try Tarn-X dip. Should be able to find it at Wallyworld. It come in a brown bottle. If you have to get a little more agressive Id try Comet and a tooth brush. Painting the blue background should be easy with a steady hand.

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Old 06-19-2021, 01:45 AM
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I'd use Eagle One Nevr Dull Magic wadding polish. You can purchase it at auto stores, hardware stores or big box department stores. I used to sell sterling silver jewelry and always carried a can or two of it for polishing up tarnished silver. It's also good on brass, stainless steel and all metals requiring a mirror finish.
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Old 06-19-2021, 05:40 AM
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Sweet find on the sharp shooter medal, I have my dad's from the Korean war.
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Old 06-19-2021, 08:10 PM
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It might not need anything more than baking soda and water. Nice find !

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Old 06-20-2021, 03:52 PM
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I've had great results with tinfoil, boiling water and baking soda. Place it in a bowl on top of some tinfoil. Pour boiling water over and add baking soda.

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Old 06-21-2021, 12:17 AM
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I use an old tooth brush and some crest or whatever toothpaste. Very cool find!

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Old 06-23-2021, 03:59 PM
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First, water soak and then gentle scrub with a soft bristle toothbrush. Then gentle agitation in liquid sterling silver cleaner from Target. Comes in a maroon jar and says sterling silver on outside of jar. Find in a counter display in Target's jewelry department. His Majesty finds that most coin silver cleans within 15 seconds of agitation. Best of luck!

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Old 06-26-2021, 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Bioheat1969 View post
Sweet find on the sharp shooter medal, I have my dad's from the Korean war.
Not a marksmanship badge.

Combat Infantry Badge.

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Old 06-28-2021, 10:38 PM
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I'm late to the party, but that's a really nice find! I can only hope to find something like this some day. Instead all I find is the pull tabs that get left behind, or shot gun shells.
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