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Article about: Cheers Everyone, I just wanted to share a recent find of mine, a war merit cross first class with swords. I found this at an antique mall, and although it is rough, I couldn't pass it up for

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    Cheers Everyone,

    I just wanted to share a recent find of mine, a war merit cross first class with swords. I found this at an antique mall, and although it is rough, I couldn't pass it up for $10. is there any way that it could be cleaned up a bit without damaging it?
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    For this type of medal, $10 is a fantastic deal. Assuming of course that it's an authentic piece.

    Looks like a zincer that's suffering from a bad case of pest. The general consensus seems to be that the effects of zinc pest are irreversible, but I've heard that some collectors have success with a soak in Coca Cola or something similar. I wouldn't go too heavy with any cleaning, as anything strong enough to take care of the pest will surely attack the base zinc as well.

    In all honesty, if it were mine, I'd keep it as it is. More of a personal opinion than anything else, as I wouldn't want to risk any damage.

    Regards, B.B.
    ''Everyday you think of living. We are born to die, but I appreciate life. We live day by day, and I always say: yesterday is history, today's reality, and tomorrow's a dream.' -- Henry Flescher, Holocaust Survivor -- March 14, 1924 - August 29, 2018

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    If it's zinc smothter it in vaseline!...
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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    Will the Vaseline help protect it from pest?

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    Yeah a very tired Steinhauer & Luck '4' KVK1.

    The vaseline won't protect the cross, but it may delay it from rotting any further. Just a thin coat, leave for a day and then remove. At least it'll bring a little shine to the zinc seeing as it has gobbled up all the silver finish.

    Not bad for the price though.

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