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New Color for a Sneaky Tiki?
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Joined: May 06, 2002
Posts: 111
Posted: 2002-09-09 06:01 am   Permalink

I picked this up from fellow centralite junglepam


As you can see (and as she faithfully reported) it is losing some color.

The question is: should I leave it in its "antiqued" condition? or should I "restore" it. If restoring, with what; junglepam suggested nail polish. And then, should I go back to the original colors, or are their some new colors which would make it that more interesting.


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Joined: Mar 26, 2002
Posts: 173
From: Portland, OR
Posted: 2002-09-09 10:41 am   Permalink

I picked one of these up (for cheap!) that was devoid of any paint/glaze. Just plain black. Kinda cool in that state.

If you watch those Antique shows, restoring can either decrease the value, or strangely enough increase the value. I've touched-up the paint on some old animal and devil figurines with nail polish and it works well. You have to have a steady hand.

Those Sneaky mugs are rather common, so you should just do what you find aesthetically pleasing. My 2-cents....

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