Faema Marte restoration - Page 9

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drgary
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#81: Post by drgary »

laguna_b wrote:How did you treat these "brass" parts? I have an Elektra gold 60s that uses what seems to be a varnish like overcoat on brass. It is a delicate finish and was damaged from citric acid wash overspray. Is this what was used for your machine brass parts or was it a plating?
You may want to use a lacquer thinner to remove the clearcoat, then decide whether to keep the brass polished by hand or to apply new clearcoat, which would be a delicate process that would still be vulnerable to being chipped and scratched.

This might be good as a new topic in the Repairs forum rather than continue discussing it in this Faema Marte thread.
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#82: Post by laguna_b »

Actually it is in the repairs forum but there as a suggestion I look at this thread. I don't think this is a clear coat over polished brass. I think the clear coat is colored lacquer but might experiment with the internal surfaces.

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#83: Post by drgary »

Barry, I've posted a response to you in your thread. Here's the link:

Elektra Gold 60s - how to fix damaged gold finish
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#84: Post by Marcelnl »

I wonder what base material those golden bars on the Marte are made of, on the Urania there is some trim that I suspect to be made of gold anodized aluminium.
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