i have been asked if i can repair a golf trophy. it’s a large cup
with a lid and upon the lid stands a little golfer figurine. in
transit, the figurine got bent and his right foot has lifted off his
grassy patch (which is attached to the lid).
i have received an email from the manufacturer who says that the
figurine is silver-plated pewter and that the figure should be able
to be “eased upright with a little pressure without heat. But you do
need to take care.” the owner has already tried this and said it
made a creaking noise.
we still have not heard from the manufacturer as to what material
the lid is made of – i think it’s not pewter as it’s very very
light, but maybe some of you can enlighten me in that regard.
anyway, the crux of my question is should i heat this little guy up
and bend him back? if i do so and the silver plating discolors, do i
i have never worked with anything silver plated nor with pewter and
am close to telling the owner i just don’t have the knowledge to do
this. please let me know if you all think this is the righ course of
many thanks in advance,
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