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    Posted 7 years ago

    mgleone
    (10 items)

    I'm doing an initial wipe down of a tin covered monitor trunk and the entire thing has what looks like a pattern. I thought it was oxidation but it almost looks like a gilded color around each whitish spot. It goes under the hardware and it is fairly consistent. What is it? V

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    Comments

    1. trunkman trunkman, 7 years ago
      Good question. I have understood this to be intentionally done for a "tortoise" effect. Chemically treated tin, which over time does start to eat into the tin. Since I am only a novice at this I hope some helpful contributor can set us both straight. I have seen this effect often and have had it on a few of my trunks.
    2. Drill Drill, 7 years ago
      Nice trunk! , really cool the term "Mottled"comes to mind I'll try to post pics this week of this exact trunk in great shape .I just have to dig it out of the garage.
    3. mgleone, 7 years ago
      Ohhh I'd love to see any you have that have a similar design!
    4. Drill Drill, 7 years ago
      mgleone , I have found some images of a mottled finish in black gold and white. on
      Scranton/Craigslist under antique "trunk" dated sept 2.search and have a look at what yours might be. I will try to post pictures of the one that I have ,black ,red, white and gold in color hopefully this weekend for You.cheers.
    5. mgleone, 7 years ago
      Thanks!
    6. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 7 years ago
      anxiously awaiting photos of the finished product!

      - ho2!

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