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A place where restoration project-type threads can go to avoid falling off the main page in the WIX hangar. Feel free to start threads on Restoration projects and/or warbird maintenance here. Named in memoriam for Gary Austin, a good friend of the site and known as RetroAviation here. He will be sorely missed.
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restoring painted part

Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:07 am

I have several original WW2 painted parts that I want to restore/preserve.
I do not want to repaint them.
I want to bring out more of the original color that has faded and preserve stencil
What products / procedures should I use?
According to one source, I should use Microcrystalline Wax
example piece photo
B-24 part - Copy.JPG

Re: restoring painted part

Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:01 am

I think a lot of guys use Conservators or Renaissance wax that the big museums use world wide..

Re: restoring painted part

Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:21 pm

Spray can of clear lacquer? Should soak in and darken it a bit as well as protect it.
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