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

 

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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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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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http://www.fpgeeks.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/MG_0382-600x88.jpg

 

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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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 ph34r.gif

 

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Rahul G

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.

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