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i personally would just give that fuze a light clean in some warm soapy water and leave as it is a genuine Great War relic,,then have a look around for a nice strippable one to display next to your fuze they turn up at arms fairs and auction sites,may even be able to get one from site members here,theyre not that expensive in good condition 10-15
The shrapnel shells that this fuze was commonly used with are generelly painted black and have two red bands 1 to say its filled and the other to indicate nature of munition.the attatched pic is of a WW1 era 18pdr shrapnel round ,this is fitted with the No80 fuze on this example i have not painted the fuze adapter ring.The other drawing shows how these rounds worked