Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Milpol

Gilding restoration

Recommended Posts

Does anyone know of a firm that will undertake the gilding of pre-gilded items ? I have a 1902 infantry officers helmet in good condition, but  the spike its  cross and chinstrap could do with re-gilding.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Has the gilt gone, or is just dulled? If the former, I can't help, I'm afraid. If the latter, Hagerty silver and multimetal foam can produce remarkable results. I have used it on blue cloth helmet plates and waist belt clasps with great success. It is not abrasive and does not damage the gilt. I was put on to it by a guy who is one of the top restorers of pickelhaubes, - he uses it to bring fire gilt on officer helmets back to life.

Patrick

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you for your reply.  Yes, the gilding has dulled.  Will try your remedy. Thanks again.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...