Kosta Boda Bulle dial resilvered

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  1. Burkhard Rasch

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    I have had this Bulle since 2013,it works beautifully,but the dial was verry tarnished.After one successfullexperiance I today resilvered this dial.I´m quiet pleased with the result,it improves readability and ads to the cool elegance of that model.
    Burkhard

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  2. John Hubby

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    Great job, Burkhard. Now it looks brand new!
     
  3. BLKBEARD

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    Excellent Job!!
    What products did you use?
     
  4. Burkhard Rasch

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    I used silvering powder from the UK,two components,availiable through the usual suppliers,e.g. timesavers.It´s not at all difficult following the instructions trhat come with the product.
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    I bought a resilvering kit from Timsavers for a Grandfather Clock Face. But haven't done it yet. It's my own clock and has been on the "To-it" list for a while now.
     
  6. Jim Duncan

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    Burkhard - Beautiful work. The dome really scatters the light to nice effect. Is the back of the dial plain brass?

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  7. Burkhard Rasch

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    Yes,Sir,the dial is solid brass,the numerals,signature and minutery deeply engraved.
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  8. Jim Duncan

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    Burkhard - What I meant to ask was whether you silvered the back of the dial because it shows under the glass? I don't recall ever seeing someone describe the silvering of both sides as I imagine it takes some care not to harm the first side while doing the second side.

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  9. Burkhard Rasch

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    Ah,I understand! No,I left the back of the dial tarnished as it was ; but believe it or not , the silvering is quiet robust once aplied and dry.If I intended to do it on both sides I´d start with the back and do the whole process through incl. the treatment with the finishing powder,then let the piece dry before turn it on the other side and place it on a soft cloth.Then I´d do the front side , I´d proced with the laquering the same way,back first and front second.After covering the back with laquer and the laquer dry I´d think the silvering is even more stable .
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    Buirkhard
     

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