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Gladiateur
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« on: September 06, 2006, 11:51:57 am »

Hello,

I finished treating a case of bronze disease on a Nerva as with false patina (all gone) about two weeks ago.  I followed the instructions to the letter, finished with isopropyl alcohol, baking in the oven and eventual waxing.  Now, about two weeks after the coin was placed in a cardboard holder (adhesive, so the coin is supposed to be air-tight), BD is back again on a few tiny spots.  So I will have to try and treat it again.  How can I get rid of the Renaissance wax ?

Regards,

Pascal
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Bill Perry
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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2006, 12:00:28 pm »

I have used soap and hot water with a toothbrush followed by soaking in olive oil - but it was on a coin I decided after I was all done cleaning - needed some more cleaning. I've noticed no wax left after doing this and its now back to soaking in olive oil.
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bruce61813
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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2006, 11:36:17 am »

Hot water and soap will work, or alcohol, just like any other wax. If your coin is thick, more than 2mm, it may require soaking in a soda mix for at least a week with at least two changes of solution. Don't close it up for about 3 weeks. I generally watch the coins in open air for that amount of time,  watching for further out breaks. You can finish, ie wax, the coin, but watch for the reappearence.

Bruce
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« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2006, 01:51:40 pm »

Can you post some pics of the BD?  I've always thought one of my Connies had it, but then again it could just be dirt.
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« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2006, 02:34:02 pm »

Have a look at this thread:

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=33311.0

Here's one of mine, before and after an hour's simmer in sodium carbonate / sodium bicarbonate solution:

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bruce61813
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« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2006, 11:53:36 am »

take a look at the pictures in this link http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=28590.0

Bruce
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