The engraving (once highlighted with black) has faded, the writing is now hard to read.


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However, there are many variations with specific details to mark specific ranks – from pilot wings to senior flight nurse.

Then the wax/gel is removed, taking the excess, undesired paint with it. For those individuals who desire a different headstone, as long as there is space available in an older section of the cemetery and the additional costs is covered by the family, larger headstones are permitted. IÂ’m going to check with the company that did the stone for suggestions as well.

Getting a heavy waxy buildup in the crevices, and then a chamois or similar to wipe the smoth outer surface and remove any excess. The available emblems for use on military headstones are not limited to religious ones. A wide variety of black marble tombstone options are available to you, such as european, american, and chinese. The simple white marble headstones often have a religious symbol on the top.

Headstone companies can do touchups/restorations like this. IÂ’m also assuming the tombstone is marble, as granite does not wear. Whatever you choose to do, please consider how the materials you use will interact with the stone over the years to come.

This is also used for those remains that are unidentified or not recovered.

The graves of higher rank official will often have stars at the top. The sharpie is easy to control and get a clean line and the small brush of the clear polish can get into the engraving and seals up the marker.

Sharpie (you might want to experiment on some random rock, first).

To keep with the aesthetic of overwhelming rows upon rows of white headstones, these replacement headstones are similar in appearance to the military headstones apart from the inscriptions. Within the shield is the arched name of the deceased and his abbreviated military organization. On some headstones this cross is inscribed in a circle, this is not a different symbol but rather an earlier engraver. I asked if they could make it more defined, fix it in anyway or replace it. The company that engraved your sonÂ’s stone, if they still exist, would be a good place to start.

You could get a similar piece of granite, maybe a cast-off from a tile outlet, and practice, to see if itÂ’s giving you the results you want.

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The engraving (once highlighted with black) has faded, the writing is now hard to read. Black Marble GravestonesHowever, there are many variations with specific details to mark specific ranks – from pilot wings to senior flight nurse. Then the wax/gel is removed, taking the excess, undesired paint with it. For those...