Cleaning your medal!

#1
Just got my medal for op telic 2 yesterday, and its got a few tarnish marks on it, brownish in colour. What is the best thing to clean it up with, as it comes with a little slip of paper that says dont use abrasive cleaners such as Brasso. Yesterday someone said vinegar brings the tarnish off a treat, anyone else heard this?
 
#2
bigsouth1981 said:
Just got my medal for op telic 2 yesterday, and its got a few tarnish marks on it, brownish in colour. What is the best thing to clean it up with, as it comes with a little slip of paper that says dont use abrasive cleaners such as Brasso. Yesterday someone said vinegar brings the tarnish off a treat, anyone else heard this?

send it back and demand a nice shiny one :wink:
 
#10
Did Charlie say "I thankyou on behalf of a greatful nation for what you have done and i hope my two sons can go on to follow in your footsteps in serving the country" by any chance???
 
#13
Just tried vinegar, dosnt work although you might have to soak it. Also tried a rubber but it was one of those sh1tty ones on the end of a pencil and that didnt work either!, any other suggestions???
 
#15
It's a brownish colour due to the temperature used in the striking process. One good going over with a bit of Brasso or Silvo (which is not abrasive) should do the trick - followed by a good wash in warm soapy water to remove any white residue left amongst the detailed areas. Medals only get damaged if you're constantly polishing them with coarse cloths and abrasive polish/cleaner. One good go and then store in a non-damp place and job's a good 'un.
 
#16
Get one of those rectangular grey pencil erasers, the ones with the sharp corners to get into all the difficult bits. I've been using them for years. Sometimes clean my medals with them too.
 

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#18
In Hindsight:

Go for the UN / NATO combination, avoid Ireland like the plague, and get the medal set that never needs cleaning!
 

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