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After the Acetone: how to clean the glass dishes?

What is your cleaning process with the glass dishes after the coins are finished soaking in the Acetone?

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  • alaura22alaura22 Posts: 2,466 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Trash bin.............

  • DelawareDoonsDelawareDoons Posts: 3,167 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yeah, gotta have sacrificial dishes for coin stuff.

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  • I have an "acetone only" glass dish. When I'm done using it, acetone gets dumped in the driveway and dish rinsed with a hose outside. Don't want acetone in the PVC pipes....

  • Oh wow, I didn’t even think about pvc pipes!

    Thanks for answering my questions, I really appreciate it…

  • I feel like I’ve graduated to a new level of coin geekdom:

    You know you’re a serious coin lover when you’re playing with Acetone 🤪

  • LazybonesLazybones Posts: 1,382 ✭✭✭✭✭

    After flooding with clear water to dissolve the acetone, I wash all glassware with Alconox.

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  • VasantiVasanti Posts: 427 ✭✭✭✭

    Dump the acetone outside on concrete, let it evaporate, wipe down borosilicate Petri dish with a 70% isopropyl alcohol wipe to remove any residue.

  • Morgan13Morgan13 Posts: 722 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I have a bunch of these (images) that the wife had leftover from a bridal shower. I believe they are 6-8oz Mason jars. Absolutely perfect for the task. I just wipe them clean when done. Airtight. You could leave a coin in there for a month if wanted to.
    Probably buy them on Amazon for cheap.

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  • KurisuKurisu Posts: 1,810 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 30, 2024 5:47AM

    @Morgan13 said:
    I have a bunch of these (images) that the wife had leftover from a bridal shower. I believe they are 6-8oz Mason jars. Absolutely perfect for the task. I just wipe them clean when done. Airtight. You could leave a coin in there for a month if wanted to.
    Probably buy them on Amazon for cheap.

    Same exact thing here...one for acetone, one for verdicare, one for xylenes.
    Find 'em at your local thriftstores for pennies :smiley:

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  • psuman08psuman08 Posts: 217 ✭✭✭

    I use the same thing. Same as others, I wash out and wipe clean.

  • lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,621 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I use cast-off glass petri dishes from a lab, but the Mason jar idea looks pretty good for if/when the glass dishes break. As far as getting rid of the contaminated acetone... After removing the coin, I'll either soak up the residual in a paper towel and throw that away in regular trash or dump it out on concrete to flash-off (it's volatile) if I have a larger volume. After that, I'll rinse the glass plates in tap water and allow them to air dry. Alconox works great for lab equipment especially when you have deionized water for rinsing, but I haven't pursued this level of Nerdness... hope this helps.

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  • PillarDollarCollectorPillarDollarCollector Posts: 4,597 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 30, 2024 8:45AM

    I re-use my glass containers (metal lids and I have some with glass lids as well) I simply use fresh acetone to wipe the interior after each use then rinse with water.

    On Amazon glass bottle with glass lids:

    Search title for these on Amazon:

    Baluue Chemistry Weighing Bottle Weighing Flask 2pcs Experiment Weighing Bottle Labs Weighing Bottle with Lid Glass Weighing Holder Weighing Bottles Borosilicate Glass Weighing Bottle

    Or simply type Glass jars with metal lids. I make sure there is no plastic or paint inside the metal lids that the acetone fumes may affect.

    Something like these:

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  • Tom147Tom147 Posts: 1,406 ✭✭✭✭✭

    As for cleaning my empty glass acetone jar, stick it under the faucet, let the hot water run for 3 or 4 minutes. DONE and yes, I have PVC pipes.

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