Preserving plated items

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Preserving plated items

Post by nickw » Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:17 pm

Found a nice heraldic button yesterday which is plated, not sure which type
of metal plating it is. I've already had one bit fall off it though so would like to
stop any more. Any jdeas? Soak in Paraloid?



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Re: Preserving plated items

Post by Koala » Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:54 pm

https://finds.org.uk/documents/file/conservation.pdf

If dry most things stop corroding


Some of the older finds can't stand even washing.

Enamel items often fall apart.

If in doubt post some pictures

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