Polishing Shells?

Questions about choosing the right shells for your hermit crabs.
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Polishing Shells?

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Hi, I have just joined the forum recently. I have several hermit crabs and I really enjoy having them.
I have a question with regard to polished shells. I have some extra large magpie shells and would like to know how to polish them myself and what to use to do so? Thanks very much,
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Polish? I've never tried polishing shells, but you could try dumping the empty shells in hot water and giving them a good scrub to dry.
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I agree, I don't know how to polish a shell. I boil all of my shells when I buy them, just in case, but as long as they don't have paint on them, they should be ok.
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Post by kennedy_family_mom »

Scrub them with a stiff bristled brush (stiff toothbrush will work for smaller shells). Allow them to dry. Then use a nail buffer to bring out the shine.

Make sure you use dechlorinated water, no soaps or any cleaning products.
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Post by HermieLove19 »

If you wanted to make a turbo shell have that one polished line around the outside i'm pretty sure you could use a dremel to get down to the shiny layer.
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Post by HappyHermie »

Try using sandpaper to polish them down. Or try using vinigar and salt. I also use coconut oil
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