Here is my first enamel parteiabzeichen. I had been wanting an enamel one for a long time, but they're pricy at $70 - $100. I settled for this little "restoration" project. The entire badge was covered in some kind of adhesive. I didn't use any sort of polishing compounds, just a cotton cloth and dish soap. Plenty of silvering. A really nice transitional RZM 75 Otto Schickle of Pforzheim.
I'm wanting to add more enamel badges to my collection.
Also here is my painted zinc M1/17. This was the first piece from the Third Reich I ever purchased, been hooked ever since.
I attempted a small enamel repair on the above badge, and it turned out alright. Certainly looks better than having the chip in it!
Nice work on both repairs. Shame the enamel chip happened but the fix looks good
Indeed, good job on the restoration --- turned out pretty nice, despite the unfortunate enamel chip!
In the before and after shots is the reverse two different badges? Not only is the pin complete in one shot but the pin plate is turned at a different angle. The "75" looks raised in one shot and stamped in the other. Not having a crack just passing an observation.
^ no man you can clearly see they are the same badge , restored, just look at the curved mark at the end of the pin, it shows its the same badge alone mate
usually i wouldnt do or advise such a thing but i think you have done good with this badge , surely gave it a new lease of life!!