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Green tinged KVK1

Article about: Just noticed my KVK1 has started to take on a green hue ! Anyone know why and the best way to rid it please? Thanks Nick

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    Just noticed my KVK1 has started to take on a green hue !

    Anyone know why and the best way to rid it please?

    Thanks

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Is it zinc? Humidity?
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    That's what I thought, is it curable?

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    wd40 Nick.

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    Well Lord Percy, it should rub off with a soft cotton cloth. I've had it appear on EK frames for example and also on an EK Spange. I'm guessing it's not a zinc piece the green has appeared on?


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    Thanks Lord Blackadder!

    No it's not a Zinc piece so I will give it a go and restore it back to its former glory!

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Is it in a plastic envelope? I definitely wouldn't be putting WD40 anywhere near it!

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    That was the 1st thing that I thought of too-is it in plastic? If so, it has to be PVC free or it will grow green ooze on it. Coin collectors have found this out to their horror-especially so on Silver or Silver plate...
    William

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    Yes Adrian it is, do you think that is the issue?

    Is it safe to keep EK's in these envelopes?

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    I believe there is a link between the plastic envelopes and certain metals. I'm no metallurgist and don't know which compounds/alloys/metal content reacts with the plastic but I have my EKs in similar envelopes to you and all bar two EKs and one Spange have been fine so I doubt it is a huge issue except for the odd award here and there.

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