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Artificially aging gold bullion embroidery?

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

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