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Tom Bryant30 Aug 2013 10:02 a.m. PST

Ok, I'm in the process of restoring an old Kennedy Kits 520 series toolbox for work. I have doen the stripping, priming and sanding of the toolbox in all areas except a couple of the drawers and the inside of the top. This is where one of my problems begins.

The first problem is the original Kennedy Kits decal. This box is about 60 years old and in great shape. A couple of the drawers have some nice dents in the bottom from the prvious owner who had dropped some heavy tools in them (probably a jig or chuck of some kind) but other than that its in fantastic shape except for the logo sticker. Keenedy wasn't that much help the last time I called them. I'm planning on taking a picture of it and sending them hoping that their graphics department might be able to send a scan from their archives over or at least print a sample ofr me to make a decal out of. If that fails does anybody here knows who might do decals like that. So far, Ebay and my Google-fu have turned up nothing.

The next problem is with the drawer pulls. They had a bit of surface rust that I attempted (in vain I might add) to clean up using a fine scotchbrite pad and it succeeded in doing a great job a removing the rust, and also the brass plating. I'd like to know if there is a "metallic brass" paint that comes as close as possible to a shiny, metallic brass, something along the lines of AMACO's Brush n LEaf or Liquid Leaf. again many thanks folks

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