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BIFFO

I have a 14 star with clasp,the ribbon is really dirty,I would like to remove the clasp and gently clean the ribbon,I have attempted to remove it with a small screwdriver,but it isnt moving,the clasp fixing is a bit like the "gripper"clasp on a set of braces  these you pull up and the front of the clasp frees,I thought the medal clasp was similar but it isn't 

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depaor01

Aren't they supposed to be stitched on through the holes at each corner?

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derekb

Be very careful if it is the original watered silk ribbon, the slightest amount of moisture could ruin it.

regards,

Derek

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BIFFO

Derek

it is original silk,I do not polish my medals but the ribbon is original silk and very grubby,I have in the past successfully  rinsed a ribbon in between a tea towel 

Depaor01,

by the look of the sides of the clasp its similar to braces "catch" where you lift up to free,,they deffo are not stitched on.

If I cannot get it off I will rinse the medal with clasp attached making sure I dont dip the medal :w00t:

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depaor01
1 hour ago, BIFFO said:

they deffo are not stitched on.

Interesting.  I thought they were all the same construction. 

Dave

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chaz

The BMF has a thread on right and wrong ones, can't seem to remember crocodile clip ones, only size of holes and positions along with casting defects.

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BIFFO

Will go ahead and gentle wash,

repeat after me our father who ++++++;)

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