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Brass (plated?) mirror

Postby Saam » Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:49 pm

Hi all
We acquired an old (not sure about the period) convex mirror in a brass frame. The brass appears to be thin plate, covering a wooden frame.
The brass is rather shiny and gold in colour. A little too 'yellow' and new looking for our taste.
This is probably the result of it being polished.
We would prefer a less polished, less yellowy look and were wondering if this can still be achieved.
Any suggestions?
Thanks
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Re: Brass (plated?) mirror

Postby Simon TL » Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:09 pm

Hi Saam,

It may be laquered - if you remove that, then the brass will tarnish.

See here: http://www.bricksandbrass.co.uk/diy_mat ... /brass.php for more detail.
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Re: Brass (plated?) mirror

Postby Saam » Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:21 pm

Thank you Simon!
I'll try and find out if it's laquered and if so, give your acetone treatment a go.
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