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Old 01-18-2019, 06:18 AM   #1
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Default Renwax and minty badges

I have a specific question on Renwax. Have searched the forum and read the other posts on it but still have my question unanswered so therefore the new thread.

I am specifically curious about using Renwax on minty items to preserve the finish. What are you thoughts on that?

Most of what I read is preventing zincpest from spreading. What I would like to know is if this is recommended to preserve minty condition badges from turning bad.

Do any of you apply this to, say, a minty Infantry Assault Badge? And, if so, what is the effect it has on the original appearance of the badge?

Like to know this before I attempt it myself.

My feeling says to leave the badges alone but once the condition is lost due to environment its lost forever.
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Old 01-18-2019, 09:11 AM   #2
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Never used Renwax however many here recommend vaseline.
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Old 01-18-2019, 12:30 PM   #3
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Old 01-18-2019, 12:34 PM   #4
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Thanks for the responses.

Jacquesf: I found both those threads. I just canít seem to see a consensus regarding mint badges in there. Iím still really curious if anyone uses this on mint items to prevent degradation.
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Old 01-18-2019, 03:24 PM   #5
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Kinda useless treating badges in mint condition.
Just store them properly.
I would leave them as they are.
Renwax won't stop zincpest from developing.
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Old 01-19-2019, 03:25 PM   #6
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I agree-- with a mint piece showing no signs of deterioration, I would not do anything to it except to watch the temperature and humidity of the storage place and monitor its condition.
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Old 01-20-2019, 11:12 AM   #7
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Thanks guys

This is my gut feel as well.

But devilís advocate time. If zinc pest is accelerated (maybe even triggered) by humidity, would sealing the item not protect it?

Not going to do it with this advice confirming my suspicions, but itís been food for thought.
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I personally would put a coat of Ren Wax on it for added protection.
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