Re: Old Pendants, etc../ Sheen Protection Question Glass Beads
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Posted by: AnneLFG Post Reply
08/05/2020, 22:43:28

Yo Jamey, Thanks for the info on ArmorAll- I bought some on the off chance I ever get around to actually washing & spiffing up my FJ, and I can totally understand why you would recommend it- Great for giving a minimal oil "nurtured" effect & sun protection to dashboards, bumpers, & tires. Thanks!

I have another semi-related question about what to use on Old dull glass beads to enhance the surface color. Learned the hard way not to use petroleum products like a very tiny bit of Vaseline- gets horribly smelly. Most Oils like cooking Oils will breakdown and become Rancid and reek badly (though can be washed off with soap and water).

I read that some Folks use the Pure Palm Oil to temporarily enhance the color of Antique Glass Beads, as it has about a 3-4 year window before breaking down and becoming Rancid. Also I've heard of Walnut Oil use. Typically I have zero interest in "oiling" my Antique Trade Beads, preferring to keep them intact. However on occasion I would like to see the "enriched" colors, get good photos, and gain a deeper understanding of the basic bead color before the haze of wear & tear & age interfered.

Thanks, Anne

Bead lover, collector since Age 15, semi-retired had wholesale/retail bead, folk art, tribal art store Lost and Found Gallery for 25 yrs. in DT Greensboro, NC

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