OT: Show your dressed up Bronze TimePiece

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OT: Show your dressed up Bronze TimePiece

nxpham
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March 28th, 2012, 5:41 pm #1

Here's mine with Dressed up Tuxedo Fancy Smancy Red flair Strap.

what cha think?





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March 28th, 2012, 5:44 pm #2



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March 28th, 2012, 5:50 pm #3

vintage strap looks pimpin
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March 28th, 2012, 6:18 pm #4

Here's mine with Dressed up Tuxedo Fancy Smancy Red flair Strap.

what cha think?





Stunning!!!
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March 28th, 2012, 7:14 pm #5



Pretty easy being green in that shot! Very nice!
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March 28th, 2012, 7:28 pm #6



I wish my iPhone could take such great pics!
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March 28th, 2012, 7:39 pm #7



Brent...where's the tina?
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March 28th, 2012, 8:25 pm #8

I'm not a fan of the really grungy patina. I love a nice warm gradual patina. But I also love it brand shiny new. So what I've been doing is wearing it for a little bit and letting it gradually darken up over time. Then when it reaches a point where it's getting too dark for me, I just get out a little ketchup and it's back to brand new. This shot just happened to be taken after a little Hunt's cleanup. That's one of the things I love the most about this watch, it's always changing and I can play with it and change it up.

Here's a shot from earlier where I tried to highlight a little patina.



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March 28th, 2012, 8:58 pm #9

You clean it with ketchup?


Btw, I'm with you. I like the watch much better shiny and new and perhaps some slight patina around the bezel markers. I think the watch looks terrible with the splotchy, green patina.
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March 28th, 2012, 9:01 pm #10



I mean DAMN that looks good!
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March 28th, 2012, 9:15 pm #11

You clean it with ketchup?


Btw, I'm with you. I like the watch much better shiny and new and perhaps some slight patina around the bezel markers. I think the watch looks terrible with the splotchy, green patina.
I tried NevrDull first and it works great, but it's also mildly abrasive and can take out some of the brushed finish. I'd seen someone post here about using ketchup on their Helson bronze so I gave it a shot. Works like a charm and doesn't seem to be abrasive at all.

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March 28th, 2012, 9:18 pm #12

I think I might have posted this one the other day, but I love it so much I'm going to post it again.



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March 28th, 2012, 9:35 pm #13

I tried NevrDull first and it works great, but it's also mildly abrasive and can take out some of the brushed finish. I'd seen someone post here about using ketchup on their Helson bronze so I gave it a shot. Works like a charm and doesn't seem to be abrasive at all.

I wonder who the first to discover this was? I guess it's the acidity of the vinegar or tomatoes in there. You should post a ketchup session!!

Nevr-Dull claims not to scratch or corrode and the wadding is cotton. How about a microfiber cloth and some liquid silver/brass cleaner?
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March 28th, 2012, 9:46 pm #14

I don't know much about all the different products. I just know when I tried the NevrDull with it's cotton wadding, I noticed that it was making the bronze more of a polished finish. So I used my sand flex block to rebrush it like I used to do on my 305. Maybe I'll make a YouTube of my next Ketchup session.

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March 28th, 2012, 9:55 pm #15

I wonder who the first to discover this was? I guess it's the acidity of the vinegar or tomatoes in there. You should post a ketchup session!!

Nevr-Dull claims not to scratch or corrode and the wadding is cotton. How about a microfiber cloth and some liquid silver/brass cleaner?
One of the things the Navy has taught me is that you can use Texas Pete hot sauce to shine brass/bronze. Works great in a pinch when you're out of Never Dull.

Nick DeBrita
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March 28th, 2012, 10:12 pm #16

I wonder who the first to discover this was? I guess it's the acidity of the vinegar or tomatoes in there. You should post a ketchup session!!

Nevr-Dull claims not to scratch or corrode and the wadding is cotton. How about a microfiber cloth and some liquid silver/brass cleaner?
http://www.network54.com/Forum/353391/t ... KETCHUP---



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March 28th, 2012, 10:22 pm #17

I don't know much about all the different products. I just know when I tried the NevrDull with it's cotton wadding, I noticed that it was making the bronze more of a polished finish. So I used my sand flex block to rebrush it like I used to do on my 305. Maybe I'll make a YouTube of my next Ketchup session.

A brushed surface is very delicate. Think of it like tiny, uniform ridges scraped into the metal. If you keep rubbing long and hard enough, you flatten these ridges and it appears like a shiny spot. But if you are light and gentle, and let the chemical cleaner do the work, it should be fine.

On a larger scale, it's like the aluminium ridges on the heat exchange of a window air conditioner. When new, they are all uniform. But if you bump them or scrape them they flatten out and look shiny.

Products like Nevr-Dull are tarnish removers. They are not meant to remove material. Same thing with Cape Cod cloths, tarnish remover and cleaner. Everyone thinks they're buffing out scratches. You're not; you're cleaning the surface, making it very bright, and masking the light hairlines and scratches.

Even with the ketchup, it's the acid cleaning the tarnish. If you rub the surface hard, you'll get the same result.

That's why a microfiber cloth, zero abrasiveness, and lots of silver/brass cleaner, specially formulated for metals and not fries, would be easiest and pretty safe.

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March 28th, 2012, 10:39 pm #18



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March 28th, 2012, 10:40 pm #19

A brushed surface is very delicate. Think of it like tiny, uniform ridges scraped into the metal. If you keep rubbing long and hard enough, you flatten these ridges and it appears like a shiny spot. But if you are light and gentle, and let the chemical cleaner do the work, it should be fine.

On a larger scale, it's like the aluminium ridges on the heat exchange of a window air conditioner. When new, they are all uniform. But if you bump them or scrape them they flatten out and look shiny.

Products like Nevr-Dull are tarnish removers. They are not meant to remove material. Same thing with Cape Cod cloths, tarnish remover and cleaner. Everyone thinks they're buffing out scratches. You're not; you're cleaning the surface, making it very bright, and masking the light hairlines and scratches.

Even with the ketchup, it's the acid cleaning the tarnish. If you rub the surface hard, you'll get the same result.

That's why a microfiber cloth, zero abrasiveness, and lots of silver/brass cleaner, specially formulated for metals and not fries, would be easiest and pretty safe.
You know way more about it than I do. I didn't think I was applying much pressure with the cotton wadding, but maybe I was. The ketchup was still cheaper and more handy.

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March 28th, 2012, 11:35 pm #20

Here's mine with Dressed up Tuxedo Fancy Smancy Red flair Strap.

what cha think?









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