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Old 4th Feb 2019, 11:41 am   #10
ms660
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Default Re: Restoring Brass Etched Labels

I had a similar problem, brass plates were bad, there was a fair few of them, my method was as follows:

Removed crud and patina, thinned out some suitable black paint then applied one coat all over, wait to dry then rub off where required with the wifes nail buffers (different grades are available) then apply another coat of thinned out paint then rub off where required again and so on and so on etc.

Doing it that way meant that only one thin layer of paint had to be rubbed off at any one time which made things a lot easier, no flat plate with emery was used, all done with hand held nail buffers

I can't find any "before" pics at the moment but I've found some pics after the treatment, they are not close up shots but believe me the finished results were very good.

1st pic shows one of the refurbished coil packs fitted in the receiver, the receiver cabinet was also refurbished by myself, 2nd pic shows all the coil packs with their ID plates (all refurbished) in the transit/storage box.

Lawrence.
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