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Antiquing nickel-plated beads



(-----) February 8, 2008

I'm trying to find a way to make bright, shiny nickel-plated beads DULL. I am trying to match some beads- that I cannot find- to a necklace created in Mexico 20+ years ago. Is there a way to do this?

Dawn Pontrelli
hobbyist - Sparks, Nevada, USA
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February 12, 2008

I think you're unlikely to be able to dull the nickel plating and will only destroy it if you use chemicals or sandpaper, but you could try an antiquing wax rub. Good luck.

Ted Mooney, finishing.com
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Striving to live Aloha
finishing.com - Pine Beach, New Jersey
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