This article will show you the coin polish set you need! This set will be your new best friend if you have coins that need cleanup.
These five pieces will make it easy to clean off any dirt or grime on your coins and help them look like new again!
The Coin Polish Set You Need
In this set, you’ll receive the following:
How to Use the Set
The coin polish set has a polishing cloth, so you can apply either compound.
First, wet the cloth, wring it out, and then fold it in half. The towel will be soaked but still feel dry as you fold it; this makes it work best for polishing coins.
Use that damp cloth to apply the first compound layer to your coin.
Then follow up with another layer using one of the brush applicators in your kit.
Finally, use that same damp cloth to apply the final step compound and buff them until they’re shiny again!
You can also use this same method (without any compounds) on other objects like jewelry or alloys like steel or brass to give them a high-gloss finish (mirror-like).
And if there’s dust stuck on something after cleaning? Just wipe away with that same dampened towel!
1. Prep the Coins, Then Wipe Them Down
To get your coins looking their best, you’ll want to start by cleaning them with a soft cloth or brush.
You can use a soft toothbrush (the kind with nylon bristles) to get into tighter spots and remove dirt and grime trapped between the grooves.
If there’s still some grime left on your coins, try using a cotton swab as well—this will work great for removing gunk from between letters on certain coin types (like gold bullion).
2. Apply the Pre-Polish Compound
Now that the coin is clean, it’s time to polish it!
This part is pretty straightforward: all you have to do is apply the pre-polish compound to a soft cloth and wipe away any scratches or dirt with gentle pressure.
This step is so simple that I don’t need to explain it in detail. Remember that you want to ensure both sides of the coin are shiny once you’re done.
3. Use the Polishing Cloth
Now that you’ve polished the coin, it’s time to buff it to a shine. This step is surprisingly easy—rub the coin with your polishing cloth in small circles until you’ve covered the entire coin.
If you’re using an abrasive cloth instead of a brass one, try pressing down gently and moving side-to-side or up and down rather than circularly; this will keep things from becoming too coarse for sensitive surfaces such as silver coins.
You may also notice some tarnish on your cloth; don’t worry! That means some of what was there before has been removed from your piece, making it shinier.
4. Follow Up with the Final-Step Compound and Cloth
Now, you will apply a final-step compound and cloth to your coin. This step helps smooth out any areas the previous compounds left rough or uneven.
To do this, apply the compound to the cloth and then wipe down each side of your coin in strokes from the center outwards.
Be sure to wipe off any excess compound from around your coin with a clean area of your cloth before storing it (remember: don’t let coins touch other coins as they can scratch one another).
5. Clean Your Coins and Put Them Away
Once you’ve finished polishing your coins, you’ll want to ensure they’re clean and dry.
To clean the cloth, wash it with mild detergent and then let it air-dry. To store your coins safely, keep them in an airtight container or case.
Don’t leave them out on display where sunlight can damage them; if possible, keep them in a drawer or closet rather than on top of a dresser where dust can settle on them.
Getting your coins cleaned and polished is easy with a polishing set.
A coin polishing set is an essential tool for any collector. It includes everything you need to keep your coins looking shiny and new.
The polish comes in a convenient tube that’s easy to carry, while the brush is small enough to fit comfortably in your hand. The instructions are straightforward.
You can use the polishing paste with either dry or wet cloths (the latter will help remove the tarnish faster).
If you’re starting as a coin collector, this kit is affordable enough that it won’t break the bank.
Before you go…
It’s never been a better time to start collecting coins. Many great options are available if you want to add some diversity to your collection or want something cool and unique.
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