Jan, if you show a picture I can help. First picture over all item. Following pictures of damage close ups.
my husband melts pewter to use in sculptures.so they can be repaired. Like Mel, I would like to see pics of the damage.
Ive repaird so many things with the Oatey epoxy putty stick! I kast repaired a metal green patina frog candlestick. The repair can be sanded drilled or painted.
I find it easier to work with than bondo and this clay like putty can be sculpted. It does harden in a few minutes and will dry gray needing painting.
It's a two-part epoxy sticky-found at big box hardware stores for about $6.
You mix press -then you can use scrape off excess (I use depleted gift card) and/or sand and paint. Cured putty is strong enough to drill through. Its a light grey putty.
Oatey Putty safely seals/waterproofs for plumbing boat repairs.... Ive used it for exterior entry door frame wood rot repair, elliptical pedal repair, multiple arts and crafts repair of furniture, pottery- wood -ceramic- concrete statues - even a garage laundry sink with a hole ( thanks for hiding that defect with carrots -previous homeowner)
Every home owner crafter or second hand shopper need a 2 part putty epoxy stick!
You can find other expensive ( jb weld) and smaller 2 part epoxy sticks versions in the boat marine and wood repair sections this Oatey one is a great value.
Consider the epoxy putty for your repair needs.
Hi Jan, you can use JB Weld on pewter and is hold hold depending on what you are using it for. Also I have attached a link for you