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Discussion in 'Weapons, Equipment & Rations' started by pots359v, Oct 7, 2007.

  1. pots359v

    pots359v Clanker

    Hi guys, dont know if this is the right place to post this, but I need some help on medal mounting. I have recently left the service and need to get my medals cleaned and remounted, anybody with any information on reputable companies to give me a pointer?
  2. GIGeoff

    GIGeoff Swinger

    try mess dress.comm, iv'e never had a problem with them
  3. jmj

    jmj Clanker

  4. waffen

    waffen Clanker MiA (Donor)

    I have used messdress.com in the past, good company, very quick service, reasonable price.
  5. REstitcher

    REstitcher Clanker

    I court mount medals, £6 per medal, I'm in the Hampshire, Surrey, Berkshire, Borders.Maybe able to arrange by mail?
    Anyone interested please let me know.
    Don't get conned by these big companies, charging upto £12 per medal!!!
  6. blobmeister

    blobmeister Clanker MiA (Donor)

    You can actually get your Medals cleaned and then silver dipped, this prevents the need to polish them again. This is what the Guards do B4 court mounting them.
  7. chocolate_frog

    chocolate_frog Crow

    Messdress.co.uk in Bournemouth.

    Courtmounted, new ribbons, cleanned and lacquered. For about £4 or £5 and P&P.

    VAT off for BFPO too!!!!

    Can't fault Antoine, been to him for all my sartorial requirements.
  8. Silent_Assassin

    Silent_Assassin Clanker

    Likewise, never had any problem using this company over the years.
  9. welshhammer

    welshhammer Swinger

  10. the_mentalist

    the_mentalist Clanker

    I concur, messdress.com. Outstanding service, cheap and quick turn-around.

    As for the silver dipping thing, how does that work with cheapo non-shiny Balkans medals?
  11. blobmeister

    blobmeister Clanker MiA (Donor)

    Clearly living up to your name mentalist! They obviously only dip the silver badger's, unless this is a chaep Waaaahhhhhh?
  12. blobmeister

    blobmeister Clanker MiA (Donor)

    CHEAP. Before you start on the typing error.
  13. REstitcher

    REstitcher Clanker

    For GSM/CSM , OSM , ACSM, GULF ect. Goddards Silver dip £2.70 Tesco this brings a really good shine in seconds,The Iraq medal use a metal polish which isn't abrasive- DIY.
    Don't do your NATO medals they'll not last long, Don't use Brasso on your medals either!
  14. The13thDukeOfWybourne

    The13thDukeOfWybourne Clanker MiA (Donor)

    Anyone in the Portsmouth Area, the tailoress in HMS Nelson will mount full size medals for free. For some reason the Navy have to pay, but the Army doesn't.
  15. IrishDoris

    IrishDoris Clanker

    The only thing I will say is that I have had to mount medals for people who had previously sent theirs to mess dress and from what i recall they had either glue or double sided sticky tape on the back of the ribbon. I can't re-use the ribbons after that. Plus sometimes the glue shows through lighter coloured ribbons.

    £4 or £5 pounds sounds very reasonable, but, I suppose you get what you pay for.

    I sew all mine, no glue needed.
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