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Old 24-01-21, 05:32 PM
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I got this RNZAF badge a few days ago and it has a very heavy stain on the RHS.
I usually don't clean badges but wanted to remove this mark. I tried hot, soapy water, vinegar and then brasso to no avail.

Does anyone have any tips how to remove this?

Thanks, Bill
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Old 24-01-21, 06:06 PM
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Try a suede brush, the soft brass bristled one.
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Brilliant, thanks Andy
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Try lemon juice, cut the end off the lemon, then cut a slot into the lemon and push the badge into the slot, this will lift the stain but may leave you with a shiny badge.

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Thanks Phil, will try that I'm sure it won't take long for the shine to wear off.

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For that kind of spot, I let a dab of Brasso soak on it for awhile or a little WD40.
Then I polish it up good. As mentioned, the start of a fine patina will not be long in coming. I have badges that would once would have made an RSM proud; now a beautiful deep patina over a just a few years and without any ugly stains or potentially damaging corrosion such as that.

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Good thread and lots of very helpful ideas! Will the lemon also work on the green Verdigris that gets on a badge sometimes?

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Gentlemen,

thank you so much for the tips. With a combination of a couple of them, this is the final result

It won't take long for it to dull down a bit .

Thanks again, Bill
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