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    Re: Sextant on ebay
    From: hellos
    Date: 2006 Sep 6, 13:39 -0500
    Courtney-
     "Any suggestion as to rendering the reading marks optimally visible after removing the paint ?"
    Basically, you fill them with black enamel paint (after cleaning) and remove the excess as it starts drying, by rubbing over the surface. The paint remains in the engraved areas. Jewelers do this to "reblack" the numbers in watch bezels. Bowling ball and trophy shops do it to black in the engravings in bowling balls (usually a name) and trophy plaques. It takes some practice and works best with the "right" paints but there's nothing exotic about it.

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