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    Default Re: Restoration of a Seth Thomas wall clock (By: R. Croswell)

    When you remove the dial, it would be a good idea to set it up and take a good high resolution picture of it, so it can be reproduced in the future, if need be. Straight on, with the camera on a tripod, would be best.

    I have used spray clear lacquer in very light coats to help stabilize badly flaking dials before with some success. Holding the can well away and making one or two fast strokes, to simulate more of an "overspray" effect, than a solid coat.
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    Default Re: Restoration of a Seth Thomas wall clock (By: Randy Beckett)

    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Beckett View Post
    When you remove the dial, it would be a good idea to set it up and take a good high resolution picture of it, so it can be reproduced in the future, if need be. Straight on, with the camera on a tripod, would be best.
    A flatbed scanner also works with no need to worry about being straight on. Be sure to scan at high resolution.

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    Default Re: Restoration of a Seth Thomas wall clock (By: R. Croswell)

    I also recommend using JB-weld, rather than soldering.
    Using an undersized heating device will just make a mess
    with soldering.
    Cleaning up a solder mess requires more heat than creating
    it.
    Tinker Dwight

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    Default Re: Restoration of a Seth Thomas wall clock

    I like this idea of sealing with clear lacquer. Thanks
    I will take a high-res picture too - good idea that.
    N.

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