Restore or not restore, that's the question....

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Restore or not restore, that's the question....

Post by Sandmann » Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:56 pm

Hello Forum-Members,
as you know I'm relativly new in this Forum and maybe you've read my introduction of my first Helmet last Month.
The Pickelhaube was already repaired in the imperial Time, but I could kick myself because I destroyed a small repaired soldering when I've took the Eagle-Plate off :cry:
What do you think about repairing this soldering? Would you repair it again or leave it as is? Does this re-opened crack have a great influence of the worth of the Helmet?
Thank you for your comments :)

Before accident:
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Best wishes, Sandy

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Re: Restore or not restore, that's the question....

Post by pickelhauben » Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:24 am

Sorry because no one answered.

I would leave it alone .

It will not get worse unless you take the plate on and off every day.

I am a professional modeler and I use super glue ( CA glue) almost every day of my life.

If the scepter separation really bugs you , you can use thick CA glue and kicker to repair it in seconds.

Use a drop of the thick glue in the separation hold the pieces together and spritz the glue.

Hold it for about 10 seconds and you are done.

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Thick gap filling CA glue and kicker

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Post by Tony without Kaiser » Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:32 am

I'd solder it. Would take maybe 20 seconds and never break again.
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Post by Sandmann » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:27 am

Thank you Gentlemen, also it’s an older post I‘m grateful for every tipp.
Best wishes, Sandy

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Post by SkipperJohn » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:35 pm

Definitely solder if the break bothers you that much.
You may be able to melt a small amount of the existing solder to make the repair.

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Post by aicusv » Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:08 am

I have seen original piece that appear to have period repairs. The solder repair would be reinforced with a small strip of brass, bridging the break. Solder is not very strong and if that point receives some flexing just solder will break again.
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