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Mrbill5

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Catalin questions
« on: August 10, 2019, 09:23:32 AM »
What causes catalin to change color?  Is it a chemical reaction to the atmospere or UV radiation?  Any way to protect newly polished surfaces?

Cyclometer

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Re: Catalin questions
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2019, 01:13:14 PM »
Catalin oxidizes and that's what causes it to change color.

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Re: Catalin questions
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2019, 02:55:45 PM »
According to ancient guidance from the venerable boinker… it's UV.  Keep it out of direct sunlight.

Mrbill5

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Re: Catalin questions
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2019, 07:54:33 PM »
I am looking at a blue Duncan and was wondering how to protect it if I win the auction.  I read the Duncan posts and very aware of the issues redoing the clock. 
It would seem that a car wax with built in UV inhibitors would be a way to protect the surface.

 

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