Some of the metal hardware after the acid treatment.
The neck received a bit of the relic treatment as well.
My customer performed some of the....ahem....'preliminary' relic work on the body with a hammer and a brick (!!). I picked up from there.
The metal hardware was treated to a saltwater soak after the acid treatment. I leave the salt residue and oxidation on the surface until the final setup has been performed.
...Prior to the decal relic process.
After lacquering the decal.
After the decal relic process