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Old 10-28-2018, 03:48 AM   #1
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Gents,

Just got my hands on this rusty shell,
which at some point, ended as a flower pot,
so i couldn't leave it as it was.

Would you have any suggestions
to give it a nice patina or treat ?

Thanking you for all your advises.

Cheers,
Ørjan
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Old 10-28-2018, 03:52 AM   #2
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No chrome,
i don't like it too shiny ;-)

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Old 10-28-2018, 11:52 AM   #3
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It is usually best to leave things un-tampered with but in this case being a relic I would suggest a light spray of WD-40 or a similar product and wipe it off afterwards .
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Old 10-29-2018, 02:54 PM   #4
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Thank you Dan,
for your comment and advice.
I also like keeping as is.
But for sure, a spray of WD-40,
won't do any harm on this one.

So shall it be

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Old 11-06-2018, 02:15 PM   #5
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I use to put shells in these conditions in an oxalic acid solution. This product takes away the rust and makes the remaining paint more visible. But you never know about the results until you try. Sometime the oxalic acide makes miracles, in some cases even revailing decals. Sometime not... It's like a scrap and win lottery
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Old 11-06-2018, 02:19 PM   #6
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Here's the case of a helmet in similar condition, before and after treatment
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Old 11-07-2018, 01:38 AM   #7
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Hello Manuel,

Thank your posting your advice and technique
Nice also to see the before and after results.

I could give it a little bath, but compared to yours,
there is not the slightest remaining of paint on mine,
I'm afraid I won't be winning the lottery this time

I think I will rather try to give it just a little care and leave it as is.

If anyone had any other techniques to recommend,
or results photos to show, welcome aboard.

Kr,
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