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Cleaning medals

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randomgary

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#5
Wee_Jock_Poopong said:
Try using a rubber.

Stationary type not the ones in the small foil bags.
i find they scratch the surface!!! i tried it on a small part of the back of my afghan medal and it marred it
 
#10
To be fair mate I have always used Brasso on my medals, less the Balkan ones and although the telic one always comes up a little darker than the others they have always been great. I'd go with it and rub harder with the soft cloth to buff the polish off.

Works for me anyway...
 
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randomgary

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reason i wouldnt use brasso is its extreamly abrasive!!! it will smooth the medal and the detail will be lost!! silverdip will leave a like new finish!!!
 
#16
I have to say that I would be interested in how you do actually clean them all without getting ribbons dirty. I only had one for 8 years which was manageable but now all of a sudden I have seven and it is a real pain to clean them all properly and keep the ribbons clean

Has anyone got a good (and sensible) way of doing it?
 
#18
Silvo and smoth cloth - works everytime. To prevent ribbons becoming trashed with silvo, protect by a cutting strips of plastic card to size (ideal material is the safety cards found on aircraft!). Sounds a bit Blue Peterish, however in this day and age of multiple gongs, it's the way forward.
 

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