What is a good method of cleaning gold without using acid?
Saturday, February 22, 2003 - 04:07 pm:
try bleach first...soak the material. some dark will be removed!!
white vinegar also works to clean gold!!!
(Michael1) on Sunday, February 23, 2003 - 05:25 am:
Here's an improvment on the above gold cleaning method.
Take a small bottle and fill it about 3/4 full of table salt. fill the bottle the rest of the way with white vinegar. Some of the salt will disolve and you will end up with about a 50/50 salt vinegar mix.
Plop in your gold nuggets and put the bottle on the shelf. Everytime you walk by, give the bottle a good shaking.
The vinegar is a weak acid and the salt acts as a mild abrasive. Doing this process for about a week o rless in some cases will remove the majority of those oxides and leave the gold bright and shiny without nasty chemicals. Michael
(Thegeno) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 02:25 am:
Here's another method that I tried... go to your local drugstore, and buy the cheapest (about $3) "Acid Balanced" permanent wave solution (for hair of course) mix the ingredients and let your gold soak in it... pretty and clean a day later.. the perm solution is Sodium Thyoglicolate (sp?)
(Ironeagle) on Monday, February 24, 2003 - 06:09 am:
Thanks for the replies. What I am using to clean the gold is instead of vinegar I'm using concentrated lemon juice and salt, that seems to be doing a good job on most of the gold.
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