Acrylic Crystal Restore

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Acrylic Crystal Restore

#1 Post by JerseyMo » Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:47 am

Here is the base method I use to restore an Acrylic Crystal.
dry paper is rubbed against the scratch
wet paper is a circular rub
dremel at low speed in circular rotations
final polish to add more shine.

Process takes 5 - 10 minutes
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Re: Acrylic Crystal Restore

#2 Post by JerseyMo » Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:34 am

And here is the finished restore - 1964 Viscount
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Re: Acrylic Crystal Restore

#3 Post by GreenBayStamps » Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:27 am

Nicely done!

Thanks for sharing.....

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Re: Acrylic Crystal Restore

#4 Post by Clyde » Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:53 pm

Looks great!

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Re: Acrylic Crystal Restore

#5 Post by 441victor » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:50 pm

Great work Mo. A little work on the crystal often provides the best improvement to the look of a vintage watch. I'm surprised more ebay sellers don't understand this but I'm always glad when I can get a jewel in the rough as a buyer. Thanks for sharing your technique, especially the sponge. Joel

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Re: Acrylic Crystal Restore

#6 Post by JerseyMo » Sat Oct 14, 2017 4:10 am

441victor wrote:
Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:50 pm
Great work Mo. A little work on the crystal often provides the best improvement to the look of a vintage watch. I'm surprised more ebay sellers don't understand this but I'm always glad when I can get a jewel in the rough as a buyer. Thanks for sharing your technique, especially the sponge. Joel
I buy those at PEP Boys.... they work great and last a long time.
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