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Artificially aging gold bullion embroidery?


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#1 MattS

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 07:59 AM

This may be an Anti-Preservation topic, but I am looking for suggestions on taking modern reproduction embroidered insignia (such as cap badges made in Pakistan) and making it look used. I'm not out to deceive anyone, I just prefer it to not be so shiny and new. Thanks! 

 

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 02:23 PM

When I worked on some costuming projects we would lightly spray the patches with water, or a mixture of water and vinegar and put them in direct sunlight for a few days.



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Posted 24 December 2018 - 05:16 PM

Thanks! 



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Posted 14 January 2019 - 08:21 AM

I believe Civil War reenactors use urine to add light age/patina to their buckles and buttons



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Posted 14 January 2019 - 09:46 AM

That sounds..... like I'll pass. Thanks!




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