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How To Polish A "skunk"


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#1 BernieC

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Posted 29 October 2018 - 19:57

I scored 2 Esterbrook Bell System pens from E-Bay. I would like to polish them but not sure when the polish fills in the engraving if it would be hard to remove and perhaps remove the white from the letters. Has any one had sucess with polishing a "skunk"?

 

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Posted 29 October 2018 - 21:56

Mask off the engraving with a narrow strip of masking tape.  That should stop any damage.



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Posted 30 October 2018 - 22:44

For what it is worth, Esterbrooks were never highly polished and certainly didn't glow with shine as we see so many of them today.

But if you must, just use a polishing compound then use a toothbrush with a little water to get the compound out of the imprint.

 

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#4 BernieC

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Posted 31 October 2018 - 15:53

Thanks for the suggestions. I think I will forego the polish and just wipe it with a wet cloth and be happy. If the pen was not meant to be shiny and bright then it will at least be clean. :)

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 22:53

A sunshine cloth works great. I sometime use an old tee shirt to buff them nicely..good luck!


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