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Old 10th Feb 2019, 11:05 pm   #18
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Default Re: Restoring Brass Etched Labels


After some research it looks as if there are three ways of doing the blacking - mechanically with an abrasive - chemicaly using a solvent wipe and the last one - which sounds the best and is done at the time the label is made - photo resist.

I tried the nail buff and couldn't avoid hitting the shiny paint surface....

(oh, just had a though - you could 'wax' the raised areas with a candle or other waxy thing and then paint - when the paint is dry the waxy area will wipe away - a variation on the photoresist method)

..... the paint became matt but then I thought to try to polish the paint shiny again! Anyway final version attached.

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