This vintage Simpson butterscotch handle has 2 distinct tones to it. The upper half is darker, duller and more matte in appearance while the lower half is lighter and more shiny. Where the sticker used to be, it is also lighter.
Could this be due to the fact that the upper half was somehow more exposed to light than the lower half and therefore oxidized more? I'd like to try and improve the appearance of the brush, ideally by making the top half more like the lower half. How should I try and do this? Would dipping the top half in very hot water be effective? If so, how do I go about this? I'm thinking that having the dividing ring there might be quite helpful.
I don't want to ruin the handle! Any thoughts would be most welcome.