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Old 08-12-2018, 08:29 AM
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Default Gilt Navy Button

Where do I start to clean this up? It's by far the best condition button I've ever found. I only soaked it in distilled water but there is still a century or 2 or dirt I would love to get off of it. I don't want to ruin the gilt but I want to clean out the grooves etc. When it dries it looks quite dirty again.
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Old 08-12-2018, 09:44 AM
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Nice button with gilt intact.

Very carefully with a tooth pick, the round pointy kind, and good magnifier.
Keep it moist and gently scrap off the loose dirt. Do not scrape hard.
Re-soak and keep at it.
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Old 08-14-2018, 07:35 PM
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Iíve had good results on gilded buttons soaking in lemon juice......

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Old 08-15-2018, 10:57 AM
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Man, that is in nice shape. I personally would not risk using anything other than water to clean that.

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