Repair of a Vuitton trunk lock

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To open this trunk, the former owner decided that the best solution was to cut the hasp ring like a squirrel ... carnage!

 

We will show you behind the scenes of a restoration, step by step.

 

Our core business is the restoration of old trunks. In order to keep the authenticity of the piece we will keep 100% of the parts present and repair them.

 

This work of goldsmithery, in the rules of the art is longer than to replace the original part by a "generic" of modern manufacture. But every day we strive to revive old trunks with this authenticity.

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Disassembly:

 

The lock was already partially disassembled. We had to unlock the locking system to release the bottom part.

 

 

 

 

 

Surface preparation:

 

These steps are intended to prepare the surface for welding.

 

- Deoxidation

 

- Passage into a degreasing bath

 

- Preparation for welding

 

 

 

Welding:

 

It will heat the brass to a temperature of 920 ° so that it melt.

 

 

 

Shaping:

 

We will remove the excess solder, re-drawing the contours and curves of the piece. It is done by eye and by hand with different files. The expertise of the goldsmith.

 

 

Emerization:

 

Surface preparation, debossellage and surface raking before polishing

 

  

 

 

Polishing:

 

- Pre-polished

- Mirror polishing

These actions of polishing of the brass restores all its brightness, no scratch is visible just a beautiful mirror.

 

 

Conclusion:

All these steps are indispensable none is superfluous.

Only the combination and the mastery of all these actions are the guarantee of an impeccable result.


 

 

Before - After restoration, concerning 100% of the original parts, it is the work of restoration of high quality.

Discover the work of goldsmithing in our workshops malle2luxe

 

 

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