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    I picked up another basic restoration project; an old Wade & Butcher with what appears to be yellowed ivory scales. They're extremely thin and fragile looking but theres no major cracks just a few tiny chips on the wedge end. Someone "scratched" their name into it (lightly) that i'd like to sand out and then clean them up with some polish. Any suggestions? I was hoping the Maas polish would work well at removing a bit of the yellowing but wasn't sure about on ivory.

    (Sorry, pictures will come tonight when i get home)
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    Renaissance wax works well on my ivory scales, can't comment on the MAAS has I have never used it
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    Pic would be great,do not use any Chemicals on Ivory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Substance View Post
    Renaissance wax works well on my ivory scales, can't comment on the MAAS has I have never used it
    Yes definitely a good "sealer" and protectant... I need to clean some yellowing first though.

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    Pic would be great,do not use any Chemicals on Ivory.
    Yeah i'll definitely get some photos tonight cause i'm anxious to get started cleaning this one up.
    ...and Maas is exactly that, a chemical cleaner and not an abrasive. Should i look into using something like SimiChrome or just micro mesh and a wax buff?
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    Micromesh if you must,but the beauty of old Ivory is in the patina,Maybe do nothing,need the pics.
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    I have used a "Magic /Eraser /Sponge" and some of milady's fingernail buffs to good advantage when dealing with bone or the high priced stuff. Just for the really grubby stuff or a final buffing.
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    JMO, but when dealing with any natural animal product,(Ivory, Horn, Bone etc) less is always more.
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    ok heres what im working with:

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    Quote Originally Posted by boostdemon View Post
    ok heres what im working with:

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    Maybe not Ivory,could be Bone.
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    I have a couple of bone scales that have the same looking stria. Or, I could be dead wrong.
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