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    Re: Before & After ✨

    Quote Originally Posted by AaParker View Post
    Not as spectacular as most of the transformations on here, but I think it looks better. Mostly used mineral oil and a tiny bit of soapy water.
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    Wow! i gotta remember that.. mineral oil and soapy water. I have a few watches with similar discoloration, so when I rebuild them I'll try it.
    Good work!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlaskaJohnboy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by AaParker View Post
    Not as spectacular as most of the transformations on here, but I think it looks better. [IMG class=inlineimg]https://forums.watchuseek.com/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif[/IMG] Mostly used mineral oil and a tiny bit of soapy water.
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    Wow! i gotta remember that.. mineral oil and soapy water. I have a few watches with similar discoloration, so when I rebuild them I'll try it.
    Good work!!
    I use just soapy water. What is the technic with the oil? Before? After? In the soapy water?

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    Re: Before & After ✨

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa200 View Post
    I use just soapy water. What is the technic with the oil? Before? After? In the soapy water?
    I used cotton swabs to apply mineral oil first then remove. That got rid of most everything, and then a little soapy water on the stubborn areas. . I've tried just soapy water, but I may have been overly aggressive and removed the lacquer. Using mineral oil forces me to slow down. I read about using it here and on the vintage forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AaParker View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa200 View Post
    I use just soapy water. What is the technic with the oil? Before? After? In the soapy water?
    I used cotton swabs to apply mineral oil first then remove. That got rid of most everything, and then a little soapy water on the stubborn areas. [IMG class=inlineimg]https://forums.watchuseek.com/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif[/IMG]. I've tried just soapy water, but I may have been overly aggressive and removed the lacquer. Using mineral oil forces me to slow down. I read about using it here and on the vintage forum.
    Thanks!!!!

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    This is just a brief before and after of a MIR 17B alarm clock which was made in the 1st quarter of 1961. I acquired the clock for the modest sum of $12 delivered.

    As you can see from the before photos, there was not much paint on the casing or the bell casing at the back. Both should have the pearl/marble effect paint finish. There were still some traces of it inside the bell casing and under the alarm button on the top.

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    Having disassembled the clock, I hunted around for some materials to paint the case. I first painted the case black and then put some light coats of a metallic copper over the top. This has the effect of darkening the copper colour slightly which was the colour I was trying to achieve. The bell casing is painted a Champagne colour. I think the two go together.

    They are not authentic colours but I though the clock was a little too far gone for an authentic restoration. It has some lume missing on the minute hand and the two feet are odd, one white, one cream and slightly different sizes. So, I felt it would benefit from a tidying up.

    Here it is after some paintwork.

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    The movement works perfectly and keeps time. The alarm mechanism was working but not engaging when the hour hand met the alarm hand. A slight adjustment and lots of testing solved that problem.

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    Just saw this in a local site, for under $10. I'm being tempted
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    I didn't realise it's so small. I like that.
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    Re: Before & After ✨

    Quote Originally Posted by AaParker View Post
    I used cotton swabs to apply mineral oil first then remove. That got rid of most everything, and then a little soapy water on the stubborn areas. . I've tried just soapy water, but I may have been overly aggressive and removed the lacquer. Using mineral oil forces me to slow down. I read about using it here and on the vintage forum.
    Same here. I used soapy water and took off some minute parkers and the "A" in Bulova on my Dad's 1953 President. I think Mineral Oil would have been more effective, and thus needed less pressure.

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    Re: Before & After ✨

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    Just saw this in a local site, for under $10. I'm being tempted
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    I didn't realise it's so small. I like that.
    Ivan

    Try it! the insides are dead simple. I have two similar Slavas for my boys.
    Yours is a nice classic...
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlaskaJohnboy View Post
    Try it! the insides are dead simple. I have two similar Slavas for my boys.
    Yours is a nice classic...
    Thanks, I will I ordered it 5 minutes after I posted.
    I'm not worried about the movement, but yeah, I was wondering about dismantling the case. Hopefully I won't brake or bend something.
    This is going to be a different kind of fun.
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    Re: Before & After ✨

    I went ahead and tried my hand at cleaning the gold Kirovskie. I'm glad I did! I'm much happier with it now!

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