Before and after re-enamel metal on antique Saratoga trunk

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Project by shawnn posted 11-08-2018 02:23 PM 761 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This poor old trunk was a rust bucket so I wire-wheeled it and applied fresh enamel paint. The base color and black were brushed on. The embossed secondary color was applied with a hard rubber ink roller if anyone wonders how it was done.

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#1 posted 11-08-2018 02:39 PM

It’s realy special!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 11-08-2018 04:06 PM

Wow. That came out great. Nice work. I like the contrasting colors your achieved.

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#3 posted 11-08-2018 07:59 PM


-- Ganchik Sasha. Life shouldn't be a draft copy.....

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#4 posted 11-08-2018 08:23 PM

Nice work. I am old enough to actually remember using trunks like this. Great for ship or rail travel which was the main collective transportation when I was a kid.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 11-11-2018 02:29 PM

very nice work !! I have a special fondness for the old trunks
and they need to be preserved when found in the original state.
good job !!

-- I started out with nothing in life ~ and still have most of it left.

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