Did I go too far?

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Did I go too far?

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This sterile dial was boring me so I did a thing...

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Bezel looks too new

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djolemag wrote:Bezel looks too new ImageImage

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Good point! Any tips on aging a Bakelite?

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Agreed. You didn’t go far enough outside.
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chrislovessushi wrote:
djolemag wrote:Bezel looks too new ImageImage

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Good point! Any tips on aging a Bakelite?
Don't know.... Maybe acetone ImageImage or sandblasting...

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djolemag wrote:
May 23rd, 2020, 5:18 pm
chrislovessushi wrote:
djolemag wrote:Bezel looks too new ImageImage

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Good point! Any tips on aging a Bakelite?
Don't know.... Maybe acetone ImageImage or sandblasting...

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Exactly. I have found that white vinegar fumes sometimes affect plastic too.

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Emilio wrote:Image

djolemag wrote:
May 23rd, 2020, 5:18 pm
chrislovessushi wrote: Good point! Any tips on aging a Bakelite?
Don't know.... Maybe acetone ImageImage or sandblasting...

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Exactly. I have found that white vinegar fumes sometimes affect plastic too.
I’m scared haha is white vinegar my best bet at getting a sort of amber tint?

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chrislovessushi wrote:
May 23rd, 2020, 5:59 pm

I’m scared haha is white vinegar my best bet at getting a sort of amber tint?
I don't think so. White vinegar fumes mainly do something similar to alcohol/acetone fumes: cracking a bit the plastic.

Note that not all the plastics are affected by those fumes.

You can tint the plastic using dyes for plastics (they sell those at the hardware stores or at the arts and crafts section)

@Nejad knows more about tintin plastics.

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Dial is actually pretty cool, almost looks like a vintage art piece. Agree on aging the bezel and case.
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Re: Did I go too far?

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1. I love the look of it.
2. How did you do it?
3. I wouldn't age the bezel and case. I might feel differently seeing how it looks afterwards though.

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