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    Great stuff. Used it on pre 1800 Scottish weapons years ago. Have not used it on ordnance, but it certainly should work. HIGHLY RECOMMEND !

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    I have a few grenades, Jap, Mk2's, I may try it on. What I do not like in my grenade application would be the solution will dissolve ALL the rust, I do not think it would look right being bright metal. I ordered the Renaissance wax on eBay, I am thinking to apply it on the lightly rusted color so as to keep it dark, not bare bright metal like the Evaprust does. Will the Renaissance wax work on sealing it up against further rust....I currently wipe them down with CLP, a cleaner, preservative gun oil. They are stored indoors, so no problems yet, but I wipe them down every 6 moths or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 917601 View Post
    Will the Renaissance wax work on sealing it up against further rust....I currently wipe them down with CLP, a cleaner, preservative gun oil. They are stored indoors, so no problems yet, but I wipe them down every 6 moths or so.
    The purpose of conservator's wax is to protect the item against corrosion / degradation and to allow items to be handled without damage from the oils in your skin.

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    the evaporust will only take it back to bright metal if you leave it in to long.try it for 15 minutes at a time on lightly rusted items.

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    Pic of the 1941 3" HE sitting in an old laquered brass 1942 dated case. I did not want to remove the laquer. Done with this one. I used the Evaporust on the 120mm AP and monitored it so as to not remove all the rust to bare metal, Renaissance waxed it and am well pleased with the result. The 1941 would look better if not taken to bare metal, but still a nice looking example.
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    I'm not sure if you are aware, but the U.S. used to leave the bourrelet on projectiles unpainted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HAZORD View Post
    I'm not sure if you are aware, but the U.S. used to leave the bourrelet on projectiles unpainted.
    Many thanks for the information. I have a better appreciation for it. Also good information in determining period authenticity and determining repaints.

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    I believe they stopped the unpainted bourrelet practice during WWII. I've seen photos of 16 inch Battleship projectiles in the barbette with unpainted bourrelets. The projectiles shown are APCappedHE approx 2700 Lbs. Designed to pierce 16 inches of Homogeneous Armor Plate and then explode from delay base fuze. The white band is for tracer, and the red band signifies the windscreen is filled with red dye for target marking.
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    I have searched the net for unpainted bourrelet examples, not much found. A US ordnance manual pic of a 3" showing unpainted, and a blog entry by Ray Meketa stating US pre- WW2 bourrelet being unpainted. Interesting fact, unknown to most casual collectors. Anyone have examples to post?
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    I wish these were in my collection. USN 14 inch HC and 90mm AAA both WWII.
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