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08-05-2015, 03:13 AM
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Restored a relic
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Been playing around with "fixing" / Restoring some beat up relics I have. Just wanted to see if I could save some of the stuff we find and make it look better in the display.

It has been a fun experience working with these relics.


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08-05-2015, 08:21 AM
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Nice. Looks like you did a great job. You guys been diggin more relics lately?

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08-05-2015, 08:25 AM
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Nice work Ron. That' stuff can be pretty delicate. Did you use any chemistry?

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08-05-2015, 03:05 PM
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Have not been digging too much lately. Business travel gets in the way sometimes.

But at least I get a quick fix by tinkering around and trying to fix some of the stuff we have found.

Ed, yes a little chemistry comes into play with this stuff. A little of this and a bit of that and presto-- a RELIC!! Wink
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08-05-2015, 09:09 PM
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Very cool!
Ron would you mind describing, in general terms, what you do to restore your buckles, I've got a few relics that could be greatly improved also. Just don't know where to start.
Thanks for posting those.

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08-05-2015, 09:53 PM
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Ron, bought a vat that was way too big from Costco and have a ton left over, as I haven't cleaned my car in a while, would Turtle Wax work by any chance? Rofl

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08-05-2015, 11:58 PM
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You have the right idea, it's your to play with so why not tinker?

Have fun!

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08-10-2015, 03:10 PM
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Great job on the restore.

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08-10-2015, 05:52 PM
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I second that, Bob. Phenomenal job on the clean-up, Ron Yes I don't know what you did or how you did it, but if the process is only half as good as your silver spit shine technique, you should patent it and make a fortune! You are a true Relic Whisperer, my friend Beer

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08-11-2015, 03:10 AM
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Certainly looks better and stopped the relic from crumbling any further.

By no means a professional restoration but at least I can take pride in the fact that I saved this relic. Plus it is pretty fun.


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