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Old 18-02-22, 11:59 AM
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Simon, I was quoted 392 Euros for a helmet plate.
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Old 18-02-22, 01:07 PM
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I would say this could be a costly mistake for some people, rather than restoring a badge to its former glory you may just get back a shiny gold plated version of what you sent, a badge that has been stripped and polished down all over not something that is both burnished and dead gilt in places giving the bright glitter and matt that some badges should look like when they were originally made.
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Looks simple enough to do in the kitchen.
This is his video.
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...tail&FORM=VIRE

and what you'll need https://watergild.com/gilding_recipes.html
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Old 18-02-22, 04:23 PM
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You're confusing two totally different things there.
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He’s probably just applying gold leaf transfer. Proper gilding is a nasty trade, hence if I’m correct, now banned.
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Old 18-02-22, 08:55 PM
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He’s probably just applying gold leaf transfer. Proper gilding is a nasty trade, hence if I’m correct, now banned.
From what ive read, highly toxic mercury was used. Bad for the human and bad for the planet. I did mention Mr Meyer in the article.
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Any chance of an answer to the questions re price.

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In total including postage cost me €412 about £361
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In total including postage cost me €412 about £361
Ok Thanks, I wont be bothering then.

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Mercury gilding is correct for older badges, and can be dangerous as mentioned. Gold plating is a lot cheaper, for more modern badges. Doesn't look as good as mercury gilding, in any way. Gold leaf in my opinion would look nasty on any badge.
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