Well I've been on the fence about polishing my bronze Helson. It was last polished about 1 year ago, and it's developed a fine looking natural patina over the year. Well, after seeing the new pics of the Lum-Tec bronze in it's polished glory, I decided to wipe the slate clean and polish her up!
So, got the strap off and here's how it looks before the clean up. Honestly, I didn't think I'd like the 'old' look, but it grew on me quite fondly.
But time to clean it up... Lathered up in Brass-O
Polished up the buckle too. Started off polishing just half of it so it could really show the patina vs. polished comparison.
Wow, what a difference!
Ok, so after a couple times thru the polish, she's all cleaned up!!
And of course a new, just-polished, wrist shot!
Ok, so some of you are probably saying "what the hell has he done? Removed that beautiful 1 year old patina?!?!" Well yea, maybe. But it looks just as good polished up, and now I get to watch the patina work its magic all over again!