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Tiki Repair and Restoration 101: Coco Joes
Doctor Z
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Joined: Aug 01, 2002
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From: The Hale Moana Lounge, Torrance, CA
Posted: 2004-08-17 9:49 pm   Permalink

This may be sacreligious or something, but what I've done to restore a black CoCojoes figure is simply color in the missing areas with a black Sharpie. Sharpies have a glossy finish, so as soon as I color the area, I wipe it off again, leaving a more 'matte-like' appearance. Now I've never had to fill in more than basically specks of color - no big patches, chips or missing pieces, so I can't really offer any tips of that nature, but for small areas, a black Sharpie works fine.

BTW - I actually collect THAT particular piece (6" Kanaloa, #16-043, w/blue eyes). I've got seven of them at this point and am always looking for more. I went from zero to 4 of them in one weeks time: I accidentally bid on (and won) two different auctions for the same piece - both arrived the same day; a few days later, a friend brought one back from Hawaii that his grandmother had given him; the next day, Johnnie Velour gave me one at his wedding.

I've since added 3 more to my collection, all with blue eyes, although it does come with red eyes and no (i.e. 'jewel-less') eyes. If you happen to find a match for the blue eye that you have, let me know, as I also have one of the 'no-eyed' ones that would like to join his brethren in my "Kanaloa Army"!!

Oh, and should your wife insist that his days in your home are numbered, he is more than welcome here!

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Doctor Z
Mix-maestro of the Castaway Lounge,
Redondo Beach, CA

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