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Re: [BKARTS] dull leather surface

Dear Florian,

If you blinded in the tooling first and then applied the fixor only to 
the tooled area, you shouldn't have a problem polishing over it.  The 
finishing will push the gold and fixor below the surface of the 
leather.  If, however, you glaired all over, you probably will find 
that polishing will gum up the fixor on the non-tooled areas.  Egg 
glair doesn't have this problem and that's one of the reasons I use it.

I've also found that SC6000 (available from Talas) gives a very nice 
sheen to the leather when I'm all done.

I hope this helps,
Frank Lehmann
Lehmann Bindery

P.S. I would appreciate it if everyone would sign their postings - like 
Florian did. I'm not clairvoyant, so I don't know who xyz@zzx is.  

> Date:    Tue, 7 Nov 2006 11:36:32 +0100
> From:    "f.wolper" <f.wolper@xxxxxxx>
> Subject: dull leather surface
> Hello
> at the moment I am (trying to) make some nice toolings on leather. I 
> polished the surface of the leather previously, but due to a very used 
> stamp, the surface between the contours has become dull again. May I 
> polish directly on the tooling with a polishing iron? I used fixor and 
> real gold for the tooling and I am afraid of removing the gold again 
> when polishing it directly. Are there any other ways to restore a shiny 
> surface?
> Greetings
> Florian

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