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Hope someone can help me.

 

I have a WW2 Pilot's wing set. One of the pins on te back broke off at the base where it is affixed to the wing irself. I tried super glue, but that doesn't seem to hold it. It initially held, but when I put on the "cap", it came back off (at the base.)

 

Thank you in advance.

 

Jeff

JEFF

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Hope someone can help me.

 

I have a WW2 Pilot's wing set. One of the pins on te back broke off at the base where it is affixed to the wing irself. I tried super glue, but that doesn't seem to hold it. It initially held, but when I put on the "cap", it came back off (at the base.)

 

Thank you in advance.

 

Jeff

Some would say to leave it broken; that it adds to the hidden story behind the piece. But, if you want to fix it, the best and maybe the only way is to take it to a jeweler and have them soulder the pin back on. They'll use silver soulder and it should look as good as new. Plus it shouldn't cost that much to fix.

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But find a GOOD jeweler!

Paul Conrad
Still looking for quality wings!

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If you get it repaired, one word of caution-

 

Some wings have a coat of clear lacquer placed on them by the

manufacture, as the last step in production. When the jeweler heats

the area to silver solder on the back, it can "tan" the lacquer on the front of

the wing, which is disappointing at best.

 

Best, John

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