Please post all your topics related to cleaning your metal detector finds here.
- Posts: 271
- Joined: Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:34 pm
- Location: fermanagh northern ireland
- Has thanked: 171 times
- Been thanked: 99 times
Hi folks I found this 1902 edward and alexandra coronation medal yesterday. It is made out of a very light metal.can anyone tell me if it can be cleaned or is the dirt corrosion and it's to far gone
thanks in advance les
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
- Posts: 9330
- Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:21 pm
- Location: North Lincolnshire
- Has thanked: 1459 times
- Been thanked: 2202 times
I'm afraid the Edward VII Coronation medal was commonly struck in a light alloy which suffers very badly once in the ground for any length of time. The oxidised surface quickly becomes pitted encouraging more decay, so it's very unlikely that anything other than boiling it in water to help stop the decay process followed by an application of a fairly neutral sealant (petroleum jelly or similar) to keep the 'air' out will provide much improvement. Realistically, it's probably too far gone by now
. Good Luck finding a better example
A disservice is no service at all.