NEVER use cling wrap on silver. The point here is -as always- go slowly and look very carefully at the surface -both the painted parts and the naked parts as you clean. with anything! At Nauticalia we have a fantastic range of unusual, hard-to-find, and unique nautical gift ideas for men: traditional nautical gifts such as our classic ship models, men's outdoor clothing, practical gadgets, and collectables. But don't drop it -cast iron is brittle. NOTE: Use a hair-dryer. Paper - old comic-books, documents, the Declaration of Independence etc. If there is a tool that you are looking for, we have it bigger and better. Cotton swabs etc. If you smeared wedding-cake-frosting down the front and then got it all sweated-up, have it dry cleaned and THEN tuck it away in archival safe materials. Turn your steel wool pad often and throw it out well before you think it is done. And no matter how old the stuff (tools mostly) he owns, you can damn bet'cha it still works. *Earl sez to clean leather tabletops with 50 / 50 lemon juice and water. Rubber makes silver tarnish faster. Do you have any old tools or vintage tools you wish to sell? Along with groceries, wines and beers, baby food, pet food, health and beauty products and electricals, we also stock toys and games, homeware and a number of useful high quality lifestyle items you may not expect to find all in one place. Only place you find it now-a-days is ping-pong balls. Ammonia and chlorine gas are poisonous. Abrasive: It will break down. Read my articles on PRESERVATION and let common sense be your guide. of celluloid queue-balls exploding and killing people. I need to begin by giving credit where credit is due. Or not, but I don't want to hear about it. Solvent: CLEANING Fine Collectables and Antiques etc. But -as always- start slowly -in an uninteresting corner for instance. Old Tools Shop offer a huge range of antique, used second hand woodworking tools that include vintage planes, carving chisels, leatherworking tools and many more tools. Polish it with wax paper. For that matter don't mix lye, rust remover, toilet-bowl cleaners, or vinegar (vinegar?) PAINT -on plastic: When it's dry, give it a careful coat of varnish or poly-something. Our products are made from the highest quality of materials to guarantee you that your projects will be completed in a quick and easy fashion. NOTE: Artist's brush But the most important celluloid for collectors is dolls. Abrasive: Yep, gun cotton is explosive as is celluloid! Camping items, patio furniture, yard art, pots, hand tools. Abrasive: NOTE: NOTE: Distilled water It was invented in 1856 and was the first plastic to hit the market, largely as a replacement for ivory. Sponge I have to be honest here -cleaning fabric is beyond me. Oily treatments to keep leather supple and waterproof do little to preserve collectables. These products have been assorted for your convenience based on pricing, brands and popularity. Old Tools Wanted. If this don't get it done, replace the cat-litter and do it again. It will just be all that much more valuable by then. Solvent: You’re ready to get started, and pull out the first tool you need and…oh no! *Mildew on leather: Wipe it with 50 / 50 solution of rubbing alcohol. See Painted Metal above. Solvent: (I include this tip because it would probably work for many smelly collectables.). for a nice rusting. Men's collars used to be made of celluloid. We are happy to clear workshops, sheds, garages. *Instant coffee makes an acceptable wood stain, and who doesn't have some in the kitchen? This brings up another issue and that has to do with just what kind of paint it is. You don’t have it. Cotton swabs etc. Go slowly here -unless the paint is milk-paint (dead flat -often on Shaker or Dutch woodwork), paint thinner is probably not doing to dissolve it. Solvent: This stuff is pretty bullet-proof -being as it is what amounts to a thin layer of glass-like fired clay. Office 719-622-6722. e-mail: The time scheduled load out will be on Thursday January 21st. (Except fabric. Kid's Stuff -insects, rocks, leaves, and all manner of keen things. *Smelly Stuff / Books: Actually, I kind'a like the smell of old books, but Earl sez to put some cat litter in a plastic bag, fan the books open and stand them up in the bag and close it up for a few days. Triton 100 detergent The tape will eventually turn to slime. WOOD -unfinished: Artists oil paint -that also matches the wood- rub it in and let it dry THOROUGHLY. *Rubber and silver don't mix. Or -if you must- use a soft lead pencil and write as lightly as possible. Ultra-fine polishing abrasive i.e., "Powdered chalk" in the garden / hardware store, & "Whiting" in the art-supply store. Paint thinner or turpentine. (For painted-colored wood.) But they do attract dust and insects. Nitric acid is not only corrosive as all hell, it is a powerful oxidizer as well. Protect rubber stuff from light damage but you must understand that it's also going to degrade no matter what you do with / about it. (And -for that matter-lacquer burns like a som'na-bitch too.) Brown felt-tipped marker and -when dry- furniture polish. Abrasive: If this doesn't work, try hydrogen peroxide more sun, but expect some fading. It is noted with a big red *, But I wonder. If it's the actual flag that flew over Fort OutBack the day the armistice was signed, HIRE A PRO. 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