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Silvering Powder

£8.00

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Dial Silvering Powder 

One of the best silvering powders available.


For the silvering or re-silvering of brass clock/barometer dials.
Free same size tub of finishing powder included, enough for several dials.
Finest quality, not bulked up, age old recipe used by clockmakers worldwide.
gives a wonderful traditional  finish.
Instructions included. 
Great feedback on this product.
If you want to see silvering in action watch this very interesting
video by the respected clock restorer Clifford J.Freeman of Castlegate Clocks. 
 PLEASE: Address all questions on this product to Priory Polishes.

Inclusive of  Free Finishing Powder.
Dial Silvering

Brass dials requiring re-silvering should be cleaned back to the brass with fine abrasive paper or very fine steel wool. If a 'spun' effect is required, put a nail in a piece of old board and rotate the dial around it while holding fine emery paper on the surface. Fill numerals in etched dials with black engravers wax. If the old wax is just cracked, hold the dial over a heat source to heat the wax just enough for the cracks to disappear. If the wax is missing or insufficient, add a few flakes of it to the numerals and heat gently. 
Rub the surface back down again if necessary to be level with the dial. Rinse under hot water and rub silvering powder into the surface with a clean cloth or tissue. Rinse again and apply finishing powder. Rinse once more and when thoroughly dry apply colourless lacquer. 
Cleanliness is of paramount importance when silvering and almost all problems encountered are due to finger marks on the metal between cleaning and applying the powder. Silvering powder acts by chemical reaction with the metal, and if this cannot take place evenly, an uneven colouring occurs. This powder will not work on plated or lacquered dials only clean brass or copper, not aluminium. All batches of this powder are thoroughly tested, Light sensitive, store in a dark place, shelf life 2-6 years if stored correctly.
If it doesn't work you are doing something wrong or the dial is not made of brass. 


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Product Code: SILR3

 

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