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 Post subject: Repairing Worn Nickel Finish
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:32 pm 
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Many people have asked about some method to repair nickel plating similar to Rub-N-Buff gold (which is also available in silver leaf by the way, but I have not tried it).
http://www.allartsupplies.com/item.php?articleId=3379
https://www.amazon.com/Rub-Buff-Metalli ... B013PYR4WO

This method works for repairing nickel finishes that don't need total replating, using clock face silvering power (available online).
https://www.ebay.com/itm/100g-Clock-Dia ... 0622469899

The powder uses real silver, which matches old nickel finishes, but needs to be topcoated with clear lacquer to retard tarnishing...

Here is a tutorial:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1JxGUgcHnE
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 Post subject: Re: Repairing Worn Nickel Finish
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:05 pm 
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For many years, I have used Caswell silver plate. Make sure you get the professional grade. The finish looks like the dull, old nickel. It will only work on brass or copper. The 4 0z bottle lasts a very long time. It will not work on Aluminum, pot metal, steel ,iron, or other types of these metals. They have other plating kits. See link below.

https://www.caswellplating.com/electrop ... 4-oz.html#
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