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Old 03-17-2006, 12:34 PM   #1
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Does anyone have a suggestion on how to restore the metal on the wall sconce lighting. There is some corrosion. I've heard of blasting it with either baking soda/powder after disassembly. Is there some type of replacement material for the parchment type backing? If there is replacement material, what is it? Where is it?

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Hi Paul,

I was kinda waiting to see if anyone else responded, since we are facing the same issues. I am going to take my three sconces to a local plating company to have them redone. As for the backing, we lucked out yesterday by running across a local mom & pop fiberglass store (aptly called "Fiberglass Mart") that sold a similar material by the yard. I'd suggest seeing if there is a similar kind of place in your area. Good luck with your project!
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Does anyone have a suggestion on how to restore the metal on the wall sconce lighting. There is some corrosion. I've heard of blasting it with either baking soda/powder after disassembly. Is there some type of replacement material for the parchment type backing? If there is replacement material, what is it? Where is it?

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Paul
Paul,

If your wall sconces are like mine, then they are rectangular perforated , right? If not, disregard this post.
Send them to be media balsted and then you can either repaint them in the original colors, or have them powder coated in the color you want. You can even sand them with course paper in one direction, and then clear coat them, if you like a bare metal look. Be very careful of the little clips that hold the screens on the backing fixture. It breaks off easily.
For the light filtering backing, I use photographic light box covering. There's a name for it, it espapes me right now.
I have a rollof it with my photo equipment I would be happy to send out a foot of it if you want to e-mail me your address.
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Thank you for the suggestions. I am going to check with a fiberglass supplier and a photographic supplies dealer and see what I can up with. I was planning on using a media blaster. Any suggestions as to the media?

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