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    Battlefield Relics

    I've just purchased the remains of an '07 quillon bayonet & need some advice. Back in the 60s it was common to put things into a clear compound & make paper-weights of them. I thought this might be a good idea for this relic as it would stop bits flaking off & preserve it longer. Can anyone tell me what the process is called & what are the feelings about preserving this way or leaving it bare for the "touchy feely" factor?

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    The clear compound you are referring to is polyester resin. It's the stuff used to make fiberglass products.

    For casting there is a special clear resin. Most other resins have a light tint in them which is not what you would want.

    I suggest you google "polyester resin casting" to find out the pro's, con's and processes.

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