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Dropped my Red Star today , Damaged , repair help ?

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    Default Dropped my Red Star today , Damaged , repair help ?

    Can't belive I did this today . It was in undamaged condition ......

    Any tips on self repair/replacement of the red enamel ?
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    Time to get a new one. Sorry to hear about your loss.

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    Ouch, I feel your pain. Did the enamel break of in large pieces, or shatter? and were you able to recover all the pieces?

    All thoughts and opinions expressed are those of my own and should not be mistaken for medical and/or legal advice.

    "Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday." - John Wayne

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    enamel is super hard to put back together, time for another.

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    Ouch. I always worry about this type of thing. Hate to see it happened with such bad results. My condolences.

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    Quote by A.J. Zawadzki View Post
    Ouch, I feel your pain. Did the enamel break of in large pieces, or shatter? and were you able to recover all the pieces?

    Can't believe I did it !
    It broke apart in very very small pieces .

    I would like to do a restore project on it . I will have to remove all the remaining enamel first , then source a good colour match . Might not be enamel , but will look the same .

    Has anyone done it before ?

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    I think a quality jeweller would be your best bet. A DIY repair will always look hokey IMO.

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    That's a sickening thing to happen. Its strange to think of that star having survived so many years and god knows what and then to be damaged in such unlikely circumstances.

    I would hesitate about removing the remaining enamel, if there is any chance at all that the damaged parts can be restored. Its always best to keep as much of the original as possible.

    Glenn's suggestion about contacting a jeweller with experience of enameling seems good to me.

    Regards, Philip

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    'D,oh!' as Homer would say...

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    It can be repaired Enamel Restoration - Jewellery and Fine Objects but i get the feeling it might be expensive!...
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