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Why buy the same old acrylic award when you can buy a bronze award?

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We’ve all seen them, the boring picked-from-a-catalog acrylic awards. These awards are in a standard font, with a standard number of words, and, if you’re lucky, a logo, often at an additional price. You pick from a catalog of shapes and colors, and at the end of the day your award looks a whole lot like every other acrylic award that’s out there. 

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Q&A: How can you tell if a piece is really bronze art?

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Q: I bought this lamp at a yard sale and was told it was an antique? I can tell it is somewhat old, but can’t tell if it is antique or vintage. I don't if the cherub is copper or bronze? I hope you can tell from just a photo. It is very solid and heavy with seams.

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Q&A: A few bronze care basics

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Q: What would be a safe paint stripping product/method that will not harm the bronze? What methods are best to polish the stripped surface? Although polish is not the intent as the casting should be a natural "sandy" texture I believe they would want to achieve.  I would be looking for ideas to maintain this texture without having to sandblast, yet get the surface completely clean.  Should a clear coat be applied to reduce maintenance needs?  What product is best for clear coat protection?  

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Q & A: What kind of wax can be used for lost wax casting?

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Q & A: What kind of wax can be used for lost wax casting?

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Q & A: Can I straighten bent bronze art?

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Q: I have a Remington lamp, which has a bent pistol barrel. No stress or cracking, but it is pointing upward and not diagonally as it should be. What do you recommend?

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