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Numismatic and History Discussions => Coin Photography, Conservation and Storage => Topic started by: Dominic T on November 13, 2018, 05:36:49 pm



Title: Do you wax ?
Post by: Dominic T on November 13, 2018, 05:36:49 pm
Hello. I would like to take the pulse of different members about waxing our coins. Im ambivalent on the question if I should proceed with my bronzes or not. Just not sure I really like the  wet look  and also wondering if I must do it for the conservation of these ancient treasures.  So what do you think, specially you, experienced collectors ? Thanks for your precious opinion.
DT


Title: Re: Do you wax ?
Post by: Steve P on November 13, 2018, 11:04:21 pm
Nope ... and I'm mad at the few coins that I've purchased that have been waxed (I'm not a fan of that fake look)

=> I like my coins the same way that I like my women woman => honest, beautiful and with zero makeup

 ;)



Title: Re: Do you wax ?
Post by: otlichnik on November 14, 2018, 04:19:57 pm
I wax some bronze coins.  Only with Renn wax.

Sometimes it is to preserve poor patinas/surfaces.  Sometimes for the look.  It can also help keep out moisture - so as long as there is not already an issue within the coin metal itself it can help with preservation.

I find that Renn wax does not usually make coins look too shiny.  Not if used sparingly. 

SC


Title: Re: Do you wax ?
Post by: n.igma on November 14, 2018, 05:39:05 pm
Plenty of waxing discussion here ... http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=61212.0

including the following gem ...


Title: Re: Do you wax ?
Post by: Dominic T on November 14, 2018, 07:43:21 pm
Thanks for the link....🤣
DT


Title: Re: Do you wax ?
Post by: Lee S on December 03, 2018, 04:09:01 pm
I wax almost all my bronzes... I find it brings out detail, keeps any risk of damage from moisture at bay, and to be honest, I just like the look...
   Should any future custodians of my coins disagree, a wipe with nail varnish remover on a tissue, and it's gone... No harm done...


Title: Re: Do you wax ?
Post by: Bill W4 on December 03, 2018, 05:00:01 pm
I do too with my bronzes after drying.  I also like the look and anyone after me can wipe it off no troubles.


Title: Re: Do you wax ?
Post by: Meepzorp on December 08, 2018, 04:11:06 pm
Hi folks,

I use Renaissance wax on coins that I previously treated for bronze disease. But that is the only situation I have used it in the past. Regarding 98-99% of my bronze coins, I leave them alone.

Meepzorp