A Little Case Restoration Experiment

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  1. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    This cased Gillette Debutante was given to me by @Jrdelgado, but on the top, it looked like an area was either close to a heat source or got burned. It's a padded cover on top, so I wasn't sure if I could repair it..........
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    I had one idea and wasn't sure how it would come out. So I figured, why not, it's already messed up. I wasn't worried about the markings as they were barely visible anyway. There were a few more areas that needed attention, but they were minor compared to this one. So, I decided to use Plastic Wood to repair it. Pretty much the routine was to add some, let dry and add more. When it reached an area just slightly above the rest of the case, that's where sanding took over. Using worn out sanding sponges, I continued until the patch was even with the rest of the case, it took a while as I sanded it very lightly the whole time. I didn't have a paint to match that dark red, so I mixed my own using red, brown and a little black. It was close enough as I put it all over the case. After a bit more sanding and a few light coats of satin clear, this is my result.........
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  2. cliffb599

    cliffb599 Well-Known Member

    Like I said Before. ( Case Guru )
    Great job.


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  3. Jrdelgado

    Jrdelgado Well-Known Member

    Wow! That looks amazing! That burn spot was horrible. Looks new again! Jim you are a professional!
     
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  4. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Thanks guys.
     
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  5. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    WOW .... that's great Jim. Looks new! :happy036:
     
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  6. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    very nice sir, great job..
     
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  7. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

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    Excellent job, Jim.
     
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  8. AGHisBBS

    AGHisBBS Well-Known Member

    Wow! Great job!
     
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  9. Hembree

    Hembree Not as pretty smelling

    Your talents continue to amaze me. Great job!
     
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  10. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Thanks Keith.
     
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  11. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Thank you Gary.
     
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  12. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Thanks Jim.
     
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  13. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Thanks guys, appreciate it.
     
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  14. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    That’s an impressive result from a clever solution.
     
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