A Detailed Guide on "How To Refinish Your Bronze Grave Marker"
To obtain professional looking result, the surface of the bronze must be completly free from oil, dirt, and old paint. This can be accomplished by a number of methods.
Step 1: Remove all loose dirt and debris from surface with air or brush.
Step 2: Apply a generous coat of Cleaner A*. Allow reaction to take place (5-10 minutes). Rinse with water and scrub brush. Repeat Step 2 if paint is not removed.
Step 3: Add warm water (approximatly 3/4 full) and dissolve powder. Apply the sulution of Cleaner B* scrubbing surface thoroughly with scrub brush. Rinse.
Step 4: Using a household detergent, preferably dishwashing liquid, scrub the entire surface of plate. Rinse and allow to dry.
Step 5: Using wire brush, (supplied in kit) brush entire surface of bronze to remove any remaining paint.
Step 6: Using the fine emery cloth, 240 grit, polish all raised surfaces that are to be hi-lited. this includes letter and nymber surface (The coarse emery cloth, 80 grit, will be used to remove small scratches, etc.).
Step 7: Blow or brush off all debris.
After the bronze has been thoroughly cleaned and dried, you may begin the re-finishing process:
Step 1: Mix the color coat thoroughly and apply to entire surface. Spray at 45 Degree angle to bronze holding can 8 - 10 inches from the surface. Use smooth, slightly overlapping strokes.
Note: Apply four light coats (one from each direction) to assure complete coverage. Allow to dry completely.
Step 2: Using wire brush, gently remove the paint from hi-lifted polished areas to obtain desired contrast. Remove debris with air or soft brush.
Step 3: Apply clear sealer coat as in Step 1. Allow to dry.
Note: For best results, refinishing should be performed under warm, dry, and windless conditions and all exposed surfaces near bronze should be masked.
Note*: Care should be taken to avoid contact with eyes and skin, gloves and facemask should be worn.
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