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Article about: Hello Here is a very nice and pretty rare Polish Podhalanski Regiment Badge from WW2 that has seen better days. Any thoughts on the best way to remove the verdigris? I have had vinegar and a

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    Hello

    Here is a very nice and pretty rare Polish Podhalanski Regiment Badge from WW2 that has seen better days. Any thoughts on the best way to remove the verdigris?

    I have had vinegar and a tooth pic suggested. Is this the best approach?

    Many thanks for your help

    James

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    Very Nice, looks good to me as it is showing its age and history.
    LS

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    Hi James, I am not sure that is actually verdiris? I would certainly not use vinegar on it regardless. Olive oil is a better option.

    I would leave it be.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    More like an ally oxidation ....
    I think ANY attempt at cleaning will start to lift the remaining enamel.

    Gary J.
    Last edited by Gary J; 03-18-2013 at 01:59 PM.

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    I'm with Gary. I think the enamel is fragile and quite vulnerable to most any cleaning. It would be a terrible shame to accidentally damage it further.
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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