Fwd: Steel bell protective coatings

Richard Offen richard at z3mLxVBlJoLwt-dfbYV9hPbUSCWfStQNtVMJYkck6QvYZBR8us6UklQbF-GEH1BMJPl8VPQ.yahoo.invalid
Mon Mar 6 00:23:52 GMT 2006

--- In bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com, "jimhedgcock" 
<jameshedgcock at ...> wrote:
> --- > >
> I've seen them painted - green!
> Mind you I've also seen bell metal ones painted - again green.  They 
> were in Loughborough for blasting to remove the paint as part of a 
> restoration.
> I'm seeking advice on whether steel bells should be coated with 
> anything. 
> > >>

Paint is one option, but if they want the natural colour (or, as this 
is an American asking, 'color'!) of the metal to be seen, I guess a 
coating of bee's wax would be the best thing.



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