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How do you polish a Breyer Model horse?


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November 23, 2009 4:43PM

You should not attempt to polish a Breyer model horse. The paint used is fairly durable, but cannot withstand most solvents. A Glossy model horse is glossed at the factory. Matte finish horses have no top gloss coat. A dirty model should be gently washed in warm soapy water, using a mild dish detergent. Black marks may not be able to be removed without damaging the underlying paint.

Adding any kind of additional gloss to a model can actually detract from the value, so consult a model horse collector or one who restores models before actually attempting to alter a model in the clean-up process.