India ink works well. I got this from an art store. Unlike paint, it soaks in
nicely. I used a small artist's brush and gave it three coats. Once dry, I used
black boot polish to finish off.
The result is a little blacker and shinier than original, but I do not know
of anything that will bring back the original slightly dull look of Bakelite.
[Used to be Houston, now Milan Italy - BN2 arriving shortly!!]
Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2006 15:31:05 -0500
From: "davidwjones" <email@example.com>
Subject: Trafficator finish
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Is your trafficator looking dull, tired, and lifeless? Does it not seem
have that shine and bounce that it once had?
No, this is not a shampoo commercial. I'm looking for suggestions as
to best stain/restore the finish on the trafficator hub. (the bakelite?
I've tried black shoe polish (liquid and paste) --and it looks good for
while before going kinda gray and dull again.
David W. Jones
'62 Mk II BT7 tricarb
Cumberland, RI USA