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How To Clean Medals – Gold Silver Bronze and Other

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Medals are more than just a plaque to us, they are our honor and represent our achievements, and we surely like to keep them in good condition.

However, no matter what the medal is, they will become dull over time, and in order to keep them in good condition at all times, we should help to keep the medals in the best possible condition.

blank gold medal

How to clean medals

The easiest thing we have to clean medals is toothpaste.

The steps of the method are as follows:

  • 1. Squeeze a small amount of toothpaste onto a clean, soft cloth.
  • 2. Wet the medals with water.
  • 3. Rub the toothpaste in a circular motion onto the medallion and then clean it with a toothbrush or soft bristle brush.
  • 4. In the next step, the toothpaste can be cleaned with water.
  • 5. Dry the medals with a clean cloth.

How to clean running sports medals

There is not much difference between cleaning a running sports medal and cleaning a regular medal, but you should make some distinctions depending on the material of the medal.

How to clean a gold medal

Gold medals are usually more expensive medals, and gold medals are generally not prone to dirt, if so, we can simply use a damp cloth to clean them.

Shooting Competition Medal

Custom Marathon Medal

How to clean Silver medal

Silver medal is the most easy to oxidize, long time exposure in the air, it will turn black, use toothpaste to clean is a very good choice.

How to clean zinc medals

Zinc medals are the most common type of medals, not easy to oxidize, easy to store, if you want to clean it, you can use water or toothpaste to clean it.

How do I clean a bronze medal?

Bronze medal is very easy to store, cleaning is also more convenient, toothpaste, detergent can be, if there is not too much dirt, use a damp cloth to wipe can be.

Soft Enamel Silver Medal in Cricket Match

How To Clean Wood Medal

Wood medals are more difficult to clean, we do not recommend you to clean wood medals, because it is easy to get hurt, if possible, it is best to keep the wood medal reasonably, generally will not appear dirt.

How To Clean Steel Medal

Steel medals are very easy to clean, just use toothpaste.

How to clean medal ribbons

To clean medal ribbons, we can use laundry detergent or liquid detergent.

How to clean military medals

To clean military medals you can use a soft cloth.

How to clean old war medals

How to clean old war medals, we can use soft cloth to clean military medals.

Anniversary Fiesta Medal

How to clean tarnished silver medals

If silver medals have lost their luster, then we can clean them with toothpaste and then with baking soda and soak them for some time to restore the luster.

How to clean a coin with toothpaste

How to clean a coin with toothpaste is the same as cleaning a medal, apply toothpaste to the coin, then use a brush to remove the stains, then rinse it off.

How often to clean the medals

This depends on how we are preserving the medals, if the medals are well preserved, then we can clean them once a year, if the medals are quickly stained, then we need to clean them more often.

Is it safe to clean medals with toothpaste?

Using toothpaste to clean medals is absolutely safe and we can clean them without worry.


For most materials, we can use toothpaste to clean the medals, and the cleaning method is relatively simple, apply the soft bristle brush with toothpaste to avoid hurting the medals themselves.

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