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    Removing corrosion ?

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    Post by panzerwerk on Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:11 pm

    Any ideas on removing that lovely green corrosion on brass pieces , that hopefully wont damage the leather its attached too ??
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    Post by CollectinSteve on Tue Apr 07, 2009 2:20 am

    Very common stuff for brass fittings on leather. Here's what I do... I use something hard, like a pen cap or perhaps a plastic knife or fork, to clean off the majority of the green goop. Then I use a heavy cloth to wipe the rest off. Something like a "terry cloth" is good because it has good surface area. The goop will eventually come back, but it will take a long time. I'm not aware of anything you can put on it to arrest the process of oxidation that causes the junk.

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    Post by panzerwerk on Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:38 am

    Thanks Steve , I was going to use a soft tooth brush to loosen it , Should I treat the leather with anything ??? I am afraid of staining it.
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    Post by CollectinSteve on Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:55 pm

    Yeah, stiff bristle toothbrush would work great. A soft one probably wouldn't work as well.

    Personally, I'd not put anything on that leather. Looks in good shape and whatever you do it won't stop the green gunk from happening.

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    Post by Rhodesian Camo on Thu Jan 01, 2015 3:15 am

    Sorry for necroposting.

    Removing corrosion ? Verdic10

    I received a chemical called "Verdi Care" today. It is used by coin collectors to clean away and prevent verdigris. It did a great job of removing the verdigris from the brass snaps of my 1959 Denison Smock. The corrosion was all gone within seconds of applying the chemical. Apparently it helps prevent verdigris formation as well, and doesn't clean all the way down to the metal so you still keep the patina.

    My particular case was not that bad, but there were much worse examples on coin collector forums.

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    Verdi Care did not effect the cloth neighboring the snaps.

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