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Old 10-16-2019, 11:17 PM   #8
Klaus54
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Some cheap modern finishes (but not all) are acetone soluble, so you could try soaking the whole thing in a bath of pure acetone for a while and then scrub it with a soft toothbrush.

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Thank you very much for good advice !!!

I could very easy remove the black paint from the reverse of the badge. I noticed that the wreath on the obverse was covered with the gold paint that reacted on acetone too. That means, it was applied much after 1945. I think, I will remove it too, as it is not the original element of the badge.

After removing the black paint I found out very smooth surface of the obverse without traces of the casting. Letters also seem to be of the good quality.

Based on the supplied photos, can we say (just for study purpose) that my badge is a kind of "Frankenstein": original main body with applied hardware not belonging to Schwerin? Or, even the body is not good?

I also add photos of the flow on the left side of the badge and of the hinge.

Best regards,
Klaus
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