Residual chemicals effect on coins

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Residual chemicals effect on coins

#1 Unread post by Jsul77798 » Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:42 pm

Hey guys. So Dan did a good video the other day on storage and things that can hurt your coins. So for some sets I do use albums that have the plastic window strips that slide in and out. Sometimes those clear strips can get dirty from watever, fingers, age, orange juice spill, lol, etc....so Ive cleaned them usually with Windex or something. My question is, has anyone ever had an issue wirh residual cleaning chemicals doing any harm? Ive wondered about this and if it could do any extra harm. Its tough to get fingerprints nd stuff off with just water....prob not a big deal but was curious what yall thought...
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Re: Residual chemicals effect on coins

#2 Unread post by Paul » Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:11 pm

JMO here.
I would have to think that any chemical within a close proximity of the coins surface, even at a very low "off-gassing rate", would have issues with a coins original surface.
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#3 Unread post by Daniel » Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:42 pm

Any chemical, including water, has the potential to tone your coin.

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#4 Unread post by Jsul77798 » Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:35 pm

Yea, thats kinda what I figured so I guess botom line is that the Whitman, and Dansco little slide strip albums just arent good for long term if you want to keep the silver ones white...was curious about that angle..thank you Mr. Palh and Dan!!!!

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#5 Unread post by Daniel » Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:23 am

The plastic itself is not the problem but the cardboard touching the coin and the substance that can be on the slide. If you leave the slides alone then no issue.

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