I also had good use for this fiber glass pen to remove the last bits of color from the back of the hand and the slot. But I had to do something about that front that was not nice to look at. Well, you know how it is, it would not have been visible by naked eye, but maybe under a certain angle, you could have noticed it anyway. And alone the fact that I knew it was there would bother me for the rest of my life...so I decided to polish the upper side of the hand. But with what? Next time I go to the watch tool shop, I will buy a polishing machine, that should pay for itself fairly quickly when doing some work and practise on flea market finds...

Finally I remembered that I had an Arkansas (hope I got that name right) polishing stone, that stone is normally use to give the ends of the screw driver a fine polish in order not to damage screw slots. OK, why not, at least I managed to straighten the hand, so why not try to give it a nice brush finish. I softly filed off the whole chromium from the surface of the hand. Of course I lost also the slight angle on the hands surface, but with a brush finish, those angles were less important. I filed and filed and filed until the surface of the hand had a homogenous brush and of course, now it was clearly visible that the hands were made of brass.

But I was still quite proud that I was able to get that hand back into a straight shape with a homogenous surface. I was thinking of whether I should paint that hand with some pop red or green, but then I decided to put the hands back on first to see how the chromium minute hand would look with the brass shorty...

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