black enamel on engraved case

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black enamel on engraved case

#1 Post by tse » Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:11 am

What is the correct term for the black enamel that fills in the engraving? And how do you restore it?

I have Gladstone, where only the middle piece of the case is engraved, and the enamel is totally gone. Also a Cushion Engraved where the enamel is partly gone.

I remember a post about restoring it a few months ago but can't find that post now.

Thanks for any advice.
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Re: black enamel on engraved case

#2 Post by leibo » Sat Aug 04, 2018 10:55 am

Here's a link to one of the previous threads:


There is a difference between "true" enamel and "painted on" enamel. You get where you need to be with an enamel paint pen and some paint thinner / acetone.

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