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Offline ghipszky

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Re: Restoring a Roman bronze
« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2010, 09:00:46 PM »
I have not decided if it is worth it to restore this coin.
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Re: Restoring a Roman bronze
« Reply #16 on: June 30, 2010, 09:04:36 PM »
I have not decided if it is worth it to restore this coin.
Ginger

It looks pretty nice at the moment Ginger (I don't think anyone can get it better!)

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Re: Restoring a Roman bronze
« Reply #17 on: June 30, 2010, 09:09:58 PM »
Thanks Andrew for that. I just this coin has already been messed with enough. I got it for the reverse, one like this in my price range anyhow.
Thanks to people for the suggestion of how to restore this coin.
Ginger

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Re: Restoring a Roman bronze
« Reply #18 on: July 16, 2010, 01:47:55 PM »
I know this is a older thread but I was thinking, maybe in this instance olive oil would not be wise to use, sure it wouls darken the patina but as already been mentioned it is slightly acidic which can only lead to problems with a already worn coin. If you did want it a darker tone, without using repatination products like Dellers or Jax then how about using a product like Renwax. Not only will it protect your coin but it will darken it slightly and once its dried and maybe after a couple of light coats you could go over the high lights of the coin with a cotton bud, buffing gently which will bring out detail too.
Just a thought, best regards romeo
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Re: Restoring a Roman bronze
« Reply #19 on: July 16, 2010, 04:06:16 PM »
Since Ghipszky is not in Britain, she will not be familiar with British brand names. Can you convert them to generic product descriptions?

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Re: Restoring a Roman bronze
« Reply #20 on: July 16, 2010, 04:52:02 PM »
Hi, very sorry i didnt realise. Im not sure if there are other names for these products since they are available internationally. Infact i order mine from Kevin at Nobel Roman Coins. I will try and find out the chemical make up and ingredients though which may be of interest.
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Re: Restoring a Roman bronze
« Reply #21 on: July 16, 2010, 05:05:09 PM »
Found it here. Priced in USD, so I guess you can get it in the US.

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Re: Restoring a Roman bronze
« Reply #22 on: July 16, 2010, 06:54:58 PM »
It is available online from stores in the US.  Usually called Renaissance Wax, never noticed it as renwax but I may not have been paying attention.  That name makes sense  ;).

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Found it here. Priced in USD, so I guess you can get it in the US.

Peter