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    Advanced BHUZzer najla86's Avatar
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    how to make coins brighter/shinier?

    I just bought a whole bunch of coins from thebellydanceshop.com for my new leopard/copper coin costume that I'll be constructing over the holidays

    problem is...they're a bit too dark. I don't want them to be copper-penny shiny, but I'd like them to sparkle a little more, as they're going on what will be a cabaret-style costume

    any suggestions about how to make these dark coins a little shinier or brighter?
    my thoughts were vinegar, nail polish remover, toothpaste, etc...but I have NO clue what they would do to the metal


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    Re: how to make coins brighter/shinier?

    Are they real copper? There is a cleaner that will clean copper, but if they are are sealed with poly it may create a problem...brasso...yes, thats the name as I recall and it will do copper as well. Try it on one coin and wait a couple of days to see if it creates a problem before attempting the whole lot. I have only antiqued, never brightened.


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    Re: how to make coins brighter/shinier?

    Rubbing with dry baking soda is the best for real silver ..... but never tried on anything else ..... you could try one coin & see?


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    Re: how to make coins brighter/shinier?

    There is a product called Tarn-X. The coins will eventually get dark again after time though unless you put some kind of seal on then.


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