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Old 07-08-2010, 07:41 AM
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Has anyone ever cleaned painted Eagles? What did you use?
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Old 07-08-2010, 07:45 AM
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Are you asking how to remove the decal?
Personally I would leave it as there are those who will pay a premium for the paint.
But to each his own, I understand acetone does a nice job with no damage to the coin.
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Old 07-08-2010, 09:28 AM
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I was able to get the paint off with my air compressor on one of them. Another I placed on a bed of coals in my woodstove. It got the paint of, but it also killed the finish and 'ring' of the coin. But it was pretty cool to see an eagle glowing red hot!
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Old 07-08-2010, 09:56 AM
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I have had good luck soaking them in acetone, painted side down. Depending on how thick the paint or decal is depends on how long I leave it. I wash good with water afterward and it will usually look BU again.
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Old 07-08-2010, 10:12 AM
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why buy a painted eagle if you don't like the paint?

i guess that's the part i don't get.

i'd just keep it as is. put it at the bottom of the pile if you don't like looking at it. problem solved.
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Old 07-08-2010, 10:23 AM
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Has anyone ever cleaned painted Eagles? What did you use?
I have one or two that I bought because that was all they had in the shop, but I figured I'll just leave the paint on it.

It won't corrode it will it?
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Old 07-08-2010, 10:31 AM
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I have bid on painted coins, but only for what the normal version would cost. I have seen them demand less attention at a popular auction site than the regular version of the coins.

Painted gold is ugly, HEY get your paint off my gold! Why did they think that they could improve on the color of gold??

I personally would take that crap off, I really don't think the paint adds any real demand to the coin(perhaps some specific coins/years may have a demand I don't know about).
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Old 07-08-2010, 10:36 AM
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Acetone, Wire Brush, Grinder. All will work.
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Old 07-08-2010, 11:03 AM
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This topic has come up a lot, I would search the old threads. There is a lot of info to be found.
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Old 07-08-2010, 11:25 AM
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I get painted coins at spot. They are not desirable and my local shop buys low.

Just acetone soak then wash them off. Soft cloth. Good as new.

Why pay a buck over or more for unpainted?

OTOH, I give some of the nicer paint jobs as gifts.

Wire brush and grinder, lol.

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