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Need Info On Repair of Bronze Statue

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Auctioneer, Aug 4, 2009.

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  1. Auctioneer

    Auctioneer Well-Known Member

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    I put up a mirror that I just bought and the screws came loose and it knocked down a clock with a broze statue. It knocked off the head and cracked the base. Has anyone here had a repair done to broze and was it done to your liking? I'm in Va and would like to find a place that I can drive to for repairs.
     
  2. HSLDS

    HSLDS Well-Known Member

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    It should be able to be brazed - this will be a lighter color than the bronze and will leave a slag that will need to be removed - it can be chemically 'aged' to return the patina of your original finish.

    Brazing can be done by anyone who can use an oxy-acetylene torch.

    TIG welding can do a very fine repair, but you need someone trained to the task. A GOOD welding shop should be able to do this, but it might cost a few bucks.

    Again, the area of the repair may need to be aged with chemicals (it should be smaller than if done with a torch).

    Your call, and good luck.
     
  3. MGeslock

    MGeslock TS Member

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    In Fredericksburg, there is a company that cast bronze. Perhaps they could repair. Wegner Metal (?)
     
  4. over the hill

    over the hill Active Member

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    Are you sure its Bronze or pot metal?

    If its bronze or cast brass it can be repaired by heat, although if is gold plated, you will lose the finish.

    There used to be a good man in Chicago who did fantastic work. He was an older man years ago but if you inquire, he or someone may still be in business.

    His name just hit me.

    It is or was Mort Jacobs Objects of Art.

    Good luck....Gerald
     
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