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  1. Purple Art

    Purple Art Nov 27, 2017

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    Just wondering if anything be done to stabilise tritium lume which has begun to flake?

    Thank in advance
     
  2. djmusicman

    djmusicman Nov 27, 2017

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    Lume can certainly be stabilised from by adding glue to the back of the hands. This sometimes darkens the colour of the hands.

    Alternatively, you could get the hands relumed to match the dial if the tritium has already started to flake. It depends where you are in the world but LA watchworks can colour match to perfection. For example:
     
    la watchworks color matched hands4.jpg
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  3. Beltza

    Beltza Nov 27, 2017

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    As djmusicman say tritium can be stabilised by the back( with mixing glue and non luminous powder tinted )for the hands. For dial depend of the condition.
    Do you have a foto ?
     
  4. SgWatchBaron

    SgWatchBaron Nov 27, 2017

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    Does LAWW use real tritium? Or a modern non glow non tritium mix.
     
  5. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Nov 27, 2017

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    Can’t get Tritium anymore for watches. Either a paint match or luminova match.
     
  6. djmusicman

    djmusicman Nov 28, 2017

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    They is what they told me when I asked:
    “Hand re-lume is done with period correct material (tritium) that is consistent in texture and color matched with excellent results”

    Most hand relumes look a bit off because they are done with some kind of paste and the texture isn’t the same. I guess this is why laww gets such great results