Lord Z here. I am looking at buying an old vacumatic. It has small scratches, like those common on well used plastic. I want to return the piece to a good looking, shiny state. Would you recommend (1) buffing, and if so, how, (2) an acetone-fume (not liquid, just vapor) bath, like those used on ABS 3D prints, or, (3) a little tiny bit of brasso (Which happens to clean ABS to a nice shiny state, and, so, I assume, should do the same to celluloid.)
Also, there is a little bit of crud or tarnish on the clip and other metal bits. Is this gold plated in the vacumatic, or are these pieces brass/rolled gold? Should I clean it with brasso or a more gentle process, like a toothbrush and alcohol?
Edited by lordz, 29 July 2014 - 21:15.