Hi. How can I best polish clean up this clock?

Discussion in 'Clock Case Restoration and Repair' started by Compumind, Aug 26, 2019.

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  1. Compumind

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  2. JTD

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    It's up to you. The brown paint might have been original, if the wood used in the case was less than perfect. But of course you could strip all the paint off and see what is underneath. If it's nice-looking wood, then you could just polish it and leave it be. If not, you could stain it and then polish it.

    I've just looked at your photos again and I agree the paint does look as if it is not original. Just a thought - are you sure the front of the case is made of the same wood as the backboard?

    It's your choice - if you don't like how it looks at the moment, see what you can do. After all, it's not a priceless antique.

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    My wife's late grandfather painted everything, including clocks. I doubt that he was the only one from his era who did that :)
     
  4. JTD

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    He certainly wasn't! I once had a nice Gebr. Resch which had been painted with scarlet high-gloss paint. It took me weeks of hard work to get it off and even then I kept noticing a tiny bit I had missed in a crack or seam.

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