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Sea Shells Dull After Cleaning

Several years ago I was given some large beautiful conch shells. To get them clean I put them in bleach water over night, now they have a white film on some areas. When wet they are shiny, it dries to dull. What can I use besides a spray sealer?

By EthansGram

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February 12, 20140 found this helpful

You can try lemon juice and baking soda use a toothbrush n gently scrub the area it will foam up. It could be hard water or bleach build up stains. It's usually best not to bleach seashells they are like bone and are very easily eaten away and broken down by bleach. They are mostly made of calcium and will disintegrate in bleach which could also be what the white film is.

Once you have used the lemon juice and baking soda rinse well w water and let them dry. Usually if its a build up of some sort just the lemon juice and baking soda should foam it right off.( also works great on any hard water stains!)

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