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Artifact Preservation - Iron

Discussion in 'Advanced Diver Magazine' started by Curt Bowen, Apr 19, 2014.

  1. Curt Bowen

    Curt Bowen Manta Ray

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    Artifact Preservation - IRON

    Iron artifacts removed from sea water should be immediately placed in a fresh water solution. If allowed to dry, the concretions surrounding the object become very hard and cling to the artifact with much more intensity. Regular tap water works for storage, but rain water and distilled water have a higher ph level that allows them to inhibit corrosion much more efficiently. (read more above)
     
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