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#1 dannzeman

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 12:23

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I thought you guys might like to see what a real transitional Shadow Wave looks like. It has the correct 1942 date code on the barrel but something is a little odd with the clip. It's like the top diameter is too small and won't fit correctly. I picked this up in late January and had a great time restoring it. It came out great too! What do you think?

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 12:43

You made a great job, cosmetically at least, it looks stunning. The gold trimming was cleaned with some special product? or simply a jeweller towel?
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Posted 25 March 2010 - 12:44

I've just started getting into the Vacumatics and I think it's gorgeous. :thumbup:

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 12:47

Is that a stacked coin band on it?

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 13:29

Very well done-- a beautiful pen and an excellent restoration!

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 13:32

nice job. i saw one exactly like this in hong kong a few weeks ago--SJ shadow wave ;)
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Posted 25 March 2010 - 15:14

It is gratifying the way the trim on those wartime pens can clean up. I will now go sulk in a corner, jealous and wanting of any shadow waves of my own. :(
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Posted 25 March 2010 - 19:11

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I thought you guys might like to see what a real transitional Shadow Wave looks like. It has the correct 1942 date code on the barrel but something is a little odd with the clip. It's like the top diameter is too small and won't fit correctly. I picked this up in late January and had a great time restoring it. It came out great too! What do you think?



I think it came out very ugly and uninteresting, but I'll take it off Your hands, just as a favour... :puddle: /Tony

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Posted 25 March 2010 - 19:48

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I thought you guys might like to see what a real transitional Shadow Wave looks like. It has the correct 1942 date code on the barrel but something is a little odd with the clip. It's like the top diameter is too small and won't fit correctly. I picked this up in late January and had a great time restoring it. It came out great too! What do you think?


Beautiful restoration. You should be very proud!!
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Posted 26 March 2010 - 02:16

Very nice, indeed!!! I am a little jealous at your talents.
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Posted 26 March 2010 - 03:01

Great job, Dannzeman! Thanks for sharing. It's beautiful!

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 06:43

Great job putting some life back in the pen. What a stunner! It would be great if you could share the restoration process, unless of course, its a trade secret Posted Image

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Posted 26 March 2010 - 12:08

Is that a stacked coin band on it?

Yes, it is.

I think it came out very ugly and uninteresting, but I'll take it off Your hands, just as a favour... :puddle: /Tony

lol, thanks. If I decide I don't like it I'll let you know :P

Great job putting some life back in the pen. What a stunner! It would be great if you could share the restoration process, unless of course, its a trade secret Posted Image

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Thanks for the compliments!
I polished the trim with celluloid polish and a rag and polished the body and cap with micromesh, starting at 1200 grit (i think) and going up to 12,000. That's about it.