Polish?

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Polish?

Post by KrankyKrab » Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:51 am

So I found a bunch of nice whale/shark eyes at the beach yesterday. After boiling them I realized that all my purchased shells have a polish.... now my natural shells are dull.

Does anyone safely polish their own shells? What do you use?


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Re: Polish?

Post by aussieJJDude » Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:53 am

Olive oil is fine to use to polish the outside. Out a small bit on paper towel, and rub it in. :)

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Re: Polish?

Post by KrankyKrab » Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:01 am

aussieJJDude wrote:Olive oil is fine to use to polish the outside. Out a small bit on paper towel, and rub it in. :)

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Perfect.... they look dried out. Didn’t even think of olive oil. Thanks!!!


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Re: Polish?

Post by KrankyKrab » Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:09 am

Just tried..... olive oil made the shells look GORGEOUS! Thank you again!


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Re: Polish?

Post by aussieJJDude » Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:40 am

All good. It works in a pinch, before the crabs digging/climbing and general crabbing dulls them again

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