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    Default Red - Olive RR

    Maybe Iím all wet but I have a trumpet that has the above colors. It appears to be quite similar to the Waterman ripple colors. I polished it and this is what I got. In areas that are normally not exposed to sunlight etc., the color is the same. I hesitate to be more aggressive to remove more material to see if it is black underneath. Any thoughts?

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    Default Re: Red - Olive RR

    Mark Hoover's "Deoxodizer" for hard rubber works best on red and black. http://www.lbepen.com/deoxidizer-instructions

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    Fred,
    Rereading the thread on ďdeoxidationĒ, reblackening etc., there seems to be different products and methods that have varied results. Personally, I donít think Iíll try any of those products unless I want to experiment with them.
    Based on your reply, I feel that you believe the olive color was black at one time rather than a different color like Waterman pens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
    ...Based on your reply, I feel that you believe the olive color was black at one time rather than a different color like Waterman pens.
    That is correct. Under the layer of discolored ("olive") hard rubber it is red and black. By any name (ripple, woodgrain, rosewood or mottled), red and black hard rubber really pops when the discolored layer is removed. There are products that stain the hard rubber, but obviously they are inappropriate for colors other than black.

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    Default Re: Red - Olive RR

    Today, four Wahl-Eversharp hard rubber pens are undergoing the treatment, one black chased and three red and black woodgrain (a/k/a "rosewood"):

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    Followed by mineral oil bath and wipe-down:

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    Last edited by FredRydr; April 10th, 2018 at 09:40 AM.

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    Do you have a picture of the before pens?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
    Do you have a picture of the before pens?
    No, I didn't take a before shot.

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    Default Re: Red - Olive RR

    Out Freaking Standing!!

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    Default Re: Red - Olive RR

    Amazing work Fred,

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    Fantastic product!!!

    Thank you.

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