"Lee Trevor" I Have Little Problem...

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by PEPPE COTRUFO, Aug 2, 2020.

  1. Hi guys, I start ask apologize first to the staff and all users, If I had recently opened a similar topic and I hope not to be misunderstood, there I was talking about oxidation on the buttons of the neck of a Brooks.. now I have a similar problem, while on the Brooks it was the copper green to remove, and with yours advice I solved it with a simple toothbrush without using anything else! here on this "Lee Trevor" the problem seems really impossible to solve, the oxidation is as in the photo, brown, very dry and gives the feeling that the metal has now been eaten by this process.. so there is nothing I can try to do? or is there still something I can try? thank you all for your attention!

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  2. Carlos840

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    Looks to me like the plating was thin and rusted through.
    There is nothing you can do to restore rusted out chrome, at best you can stick a rust neutralizer to remove the red and then protect what remains with a light coat of oil.
     
  3. Guppy

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    Different metal, different type of oxidation. That looks like rust to me, so removing the rust, then stopping further rust is the next thing. Probably that metal is iron or steel alloy, and coated in chrome. The metal under oxidized, and chrome above flaked off. So you probably can't restore it to what it was. Best case you can clean it up and coat it with something that will inhibit new rust.
     
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  4. yeah, the right name of the problem is rust! guys do you have any concrete advice, such as some specific product, that I can use and how to use it, to buffer this "bleeding" ?? which looks similar on all buttons ...
     
  5. ton312

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    My advice would be to not worry about it. If it really bugs you, swap out the snap cap. As guppy and Carlos mentioned, that can’t be completely restored. You could sand them down and clear coat them. But that’s just too much work.
     
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  6. Monitor

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    Nothing that would be safe to use around leather. WD-40 would help of course but I'm not sure how leather reacts to it. It is considered to be a lubricant and a petroleum based one at that so it should, in theory, be safe but again, not 100% sure. Some people use it on leather, others recommend against it.

    Looks like a nice jacket.
     
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  7. Peacoat

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    I use Evap-o-rust on my metal restoration projects, but I wouldn't let it get within 10 feet of a leather coat. I think you either live with it, or replace all of the buttons that are showing rust. Good luck.
     
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  8. Guppy

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    WD-40 is a water-displacement product, not a lubricant. It has lubricating properties of course, but it evaporates an wears off and would not last long. You'd have to re-apply it regularly, which would be ridiculous. Replacing the cap would be far and away the best remedy.
     
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  9. robrinay

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    I’d suggest carefully rubbing over the rust with fine steel wool bunched up into a small dome and held between thumb and first two fingers. Once the rust has been removed coat the steel with Vaseline or Pecard to prevent the rust returning.
    Swapping the poppers is not an easy task - you’d have to drill out the riveted part of the poppers and they have a habit of spinning with the drill and either enlarging or burning the hole in the leather they are inserted through.
     
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  10. Thank you very much everyone! Thanks @Monitor I think it is a jacket with a nice impact! and in some way I hope can improve this little mess...
     

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