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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 or blank 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 Medals

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

Shooting Competition Medals

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 medal

Zinc medals are the most common type of medal, 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 medal is more difficult to clean, we do not recommend you to clean wood medal, 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 medal is 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 medal you can use a soft cloth.

How to clean old war medals

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

Anniversary Fiesta Medal

How to clean tarnished silver medal

If silver medal has 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 medal

This depends on how we are preserving the medal, if the medal is 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 medal is absolutely safe and we can clean them without worry.


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

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