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Old 08-05-21, 10:33 AM
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Hi All,

opinions welcome on this RND Hood badge. Anchor loop is unvoided - is this often seen(looks like the metal in the hole just not quite punched through properly).

many thanks in advance, mark
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Old 08-05-21, 10:50 AM
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Awful photos but looks fine. A Friday afternoon job by the looks with the void on the anchor loop missing.

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Old 08-05-21, 10:52 AM
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Or a Monday morning after a "heavy" weekend....

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Old 08-05-21, 11:06 AM
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Apologies for the photos Luke - new camera and not used to it yet Any advice on how to remove the verdigris ? I think you mentioned WD40 before, but is there a special process ?

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Old 08-05-21, 11:25 AM
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All depends how thick and deep it is and how far you want to go.

WD40 will help neutralise it to stop it spreading and send the existing verdigris a dark brown colour, it’s most effective for light verdigris i.e. you’re dealing with a few spots. This method preserves the patina and a few darker brass/GM colour spots are preferable to green.

If you want it gone, gone then a soak in vinegar will do it but that will strip the patina of the whole badge and you’ll end up with a bright shiny badge.

You could also try working the affected areas with a toothpick see if that gets any off. Sometimes I dip the pick in a little WD40 or polish to assist the abrasive effect, but it all depends how much time, effort and elbow grease you’re prepared to invest.

In 20 mins I turned this to this with a mix of lemon juice and washing up liquid. The blemishes on the central circle are now gone due to the toothpick and polish method.
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Old 08-05-21, 11:41 AM
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Cheers Luke,

have tried a toothpick and the verdigris is fairly loose and coming off, so I will continue with it before applying anything...

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Old 08-05-21, 11:46 AM
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Yes itís always worth trying the less invasive methods first and ramping it up if they donít work.

It could be old polish thatís hardened on if itís coming off fairly easily with a pick.
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Old 08-05-21, 03:39 PM
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I certainly like that, from the photographs, give it a loving wipe.


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opinions welcome on this RND Hood badge. Anchor loop is unvoided - is this often seen(looks like the metal in the hole just not quite punched through properly).

many thanks in advance, mark
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