finishing.com -- The Home Page of the Finishing Industry
A website for Serious Education, promoting Aloha,
& the most FUN smiley you can have in metal finishing

HomeFAQsBooksHelpWantedAdvertiseForum
(current
topics)
topic 6004

Restoring Bronze Statue


(2000)

I'm looking for information on restoring a bronze statue.

Teddy Foster
monuments - Brookland Arkansas


(2000)

Teddy,

Brush Plating has been used on several occasions to repair bronze statues. Since Brush Plating uses hand held electrodes you can concentrate the plating where you need it and you can do the work in place or in a shop.

Brush Plating can be used to fill in pits or corroded areas, as cap over larger repairs for blending or for color blending. If you can let me know what kind of restoration you are doing we can see what we can do to help.

David Crocker
- Valencia, California


(2007)

To restore your bronze statue, you must address its structure; was it dropped, or hit by a car? - and its shape; is one of the legs crushed, or an arm broken off?

You can solve these problems with your TIG welder, and a full set of grinders, files and sandpapers. Or, depending on how your piece is damaged, you might be able to fix it with plastics, similar to the way you would fill a dent in your car fender.

You can make the surface blend with the surrounding, undamaged areas with handmade paints, or with traditional patina chemical techniques.

Good luck!

Howard Newman

Howard Newman
- Newport, Rhode Island, USA



This public forum has 60,000 threads. If you have a question in mind which seems off topic to this thread, you might prefer to Search the Site

ADD a Q or A to THIS thread START a NEW THREADView CURRENT TOPICS

Disclaimer: It's not possible to diagnose a finishing problem or the hazards of an operation via these pages. All information presented is for general reference and does not represent a professional opinion nor the policy of an author's employer. The internet is largely anonymous & unvetted; some names may be fictitious and some recommendations may be deliberately harmful.

  If you need a product/service, please check these Directories:

JobshopsCapital Equip. & Install'nChemicals & Consumables Consult'g, Train'g, SoftwareEnvironmental ComplianceTesting Svcs. & Devices


©1995-2017 finishing.com     -    Privacy Policy
How Google uses data when you visit this site.