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#1 Kropotkin

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Posted 28 April 2018 - 07:44 AM

Hello,

I have a pair of WW2 B&L sunglasses and they are generally in good shape. However, there is some light corrosion/verdigris on the frame. What would be the best treatment to get rid of as much of this gunk as possible without being too aggressive?

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#2 Bluehawk

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Posted 28 April 2018 - 08:18 AM

If the color of corrosion is greenish, then it is probably verdigris - which can often be removed, depending on severity, using white vinegar and a Q-tip.

 

Chances are, on an older artifact, that the corrosion may have bitten into the actual metal, perhaps discoloring it or taking away some of it permanently.

 

Best thing though, is that by treating the infection you will then have stopped the corrosion.



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Posted 29 April 2018 - 09:33 AM

Thanks Bluehawk. I’ve dismantled it and have been applying the. vinegar. The results are good so far.

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Posted 29 April 2018 - 08:02 PM

Thanks Bluehawk. I’ve dismantled it and have been applying the. vinegar. The results are good so far.

Good news!




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