restoring the silver color of my lamp base

Old 04-10-07, 10:23 AM
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restoring the silver color of my lamp base

I don't know if this is the right forum for this. I have a pair of silver based modern lamps. the silver on them is uneven - it looks dull in parts and very shiny in others, almost as if a layer of polish had come off. I don't know the metal - might be some kind of chrome or brushed metal. Any recommendations on restoring the even shine to these pieces? Any metal paint that would work without looking "metallic"?

Old 04-10-07, 10:37 AM
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I don't know that I'd want to paint a lamp base but if I did, I'd consider one of the "chrome" spray paints - not really chrome just a bright shiny silver.
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You'll need to determine if in fact it was a lacquer or clear enamel finish that once was covering the metal, but now has come off in spots

Or if it is the actual metal finish or coating that has come off in spots

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