Tell me how to refurbish this vintage Elgin wall clock.
August 5, 2013 10:02 AM Subscribe
Need some advice on refurbishing a vintage 60s Elgin wall clock.
posted by mullacc to Home & Garden (6 answers total)
I don't have much experience doing this sort of thing, so I'm looking for some guidance here.
is an identical model in nice shape.
My clock is a little less spiffy. I disassembled and cleaned it, but that wasn't enough. Specifically, the brass "rays" have lost a significant portion of their plating (paint?) (example 1
). And I also managed to "clean" the white off the face of the clock (example 1
It seems like I can go down one of two roads--either make everything look brand new or try to make some improvements while maintaining the "vintage" look. What would you do?
Also, replacing the electronic clock mechanism seems like the easiest part of the job and I've found some clocks via Google. But feel free to give me advice on this too in case I'm missing something.