cleaning and displaying

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polar wolf
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cleaning and displaying

Post by polar wolf » 29 Oct 2017 00:13

Hi everyone, I've got a few questions about cleaning and displaying of my slowly growing collection. I have a couple of flags that are very dirty with what feels like oil on them. I don't want to be to harsh on them as I don't want to damage the stamping on them. The eagle again is very dirty with the same oily covering. It is aluminium so again I don't want to damage the stamping on it with degreasers. The porcelain signs have rust staining on them along with rusty edges where the porcelain has chipped. Should I use a rust killer/stain remover on them or would this damage the porcelain? The vehicle number plates are easy enough to wash but they too have surface rust. I am concerned that if I use a rust converter it may cause the stamps to smudge or the numbers to smear as they appear to be a little porous. I like patina on things to show it's history so I don't want crisp clean flags or shinny belt buckles. Thanks for taking the time to read this and I look forward to hearing from everyone.
Cheers :D
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Mark in Cleveland, Tn.
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Re: cleaning and displaying

Post by Mark in Cleveland, Tn. » 29 Oct 2017 04:20

TOSS EVERY RELIC YOU POSTED INTO THE TRASH CAN, AS ALL ARE VERY BAD FAKES,

polar wolf
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Re: cleaning and displaying

Post by polar wolf » 29 Oct 2017 12:23

I thought that they were, that's why they were cheap. Thanks.

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rlimike
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Re: cleaning and displaying

Post by rlimike » 29 Oct 2017 23:22

What Mark said :thumbsup:

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