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#26 manayunkman

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Posted 09 October 2019 - 05:24 PM

It went right over my head.

I have no sense of humor.

#27 Military_Curator

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 12:30 PM

I have a question regarding the rinsing process, when you are rinsing, do you mean taking the clean tooth brush, dunking it in water, and using that to rinse?



#28 MastersMate

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 02:13 PM

When I did my cleaning, the rinsing was done under light running warm tap water and a very gentle brushing with the soft tooth brush.  Then I would blot it dry between a dry face cloth and let stand till dry..



#29 TLHSS

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 09:06 AM

I guess I'm a bit different.  I'm a bigger fan of the uncleaned patina.



#30 Kaigun Shosa

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 12:02 PM

I have a question regarding the rinsing process, when you are rinsing, do you mean taking the clean tooth brush, dunking it in water, and using that to rinse?

 

I put the patch under the flowing water and scrubbed the excess tartar off with the clean brush. Then blotted it dry with paper towels then let it air dry for a couple of days.
 



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Posted 03 November 2019 - 07:23 AM

Fantastic discovery.
I have a Colonels visor cap & was wondering if you had an idea how to deal with water on the visor? Would it be an issue or are they fairly water resistant?

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#32 cagedfalcon

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 10:32 AM

Rear Admiral epaulets turned out fantastic.
No damage whatsoever.
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#33 36thIDAlex

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Posted 06 December 2019 - 06:32 PM

This is insane! What a way to bring a piece back to life. I look forward to some collectors using this to restore stuff on uniforms themselves.


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