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Old 09-04-22, 01:57 AM
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Default Gold wash cap badges

Does anyone know when the Canadian army began gold washing cap badges. Were these bright lighter badges a late war economy feature?
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Old 09-04-22, 11:18 AM
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Hello JunoCA, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
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Old 09-04-22, 11:20 AM
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Could you clarify your question? Gold wash finishes were not used during the Second WW.
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Thanks. I am curious about the bright yellow finish on many King’s crown regimental cap badges. They are certainly lighter and don’t require the polishing of wartime badges. I suppose they were an early form of staybrite.
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Default Gold wash infantry badges

I have a number of gold washed infantry badges that my father collected for me in WW2 so I know they are genuine, photos of two attached. Denis
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Old 22-05-22, 04:48 PM
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I think the finish JunoCA is asking about is actually a coating applied by the manufacturer. It is not anodized or "staybrite".
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