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Anyone know how to make shiny brass look like...

Posted by Archeo-peteriX 
it is aged and corroded with a patina?

I have a project that I want to reduce the high shine to a weathered oxidized look.
Any suggestions?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/06/2008 07:29PM by Archeo-peteriX.
rkj
Okay Archie, I'm in! smiling bouncing smiley now what do we do?
Tell me how to age brass winking smiley

Then go about business like we would on the old site smileys with beer
I don't know, but Dr. Google told me this:

How to Age Brass smiling smiley

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Dave
'91 325iX
Dave_G Wrote:
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> I don't know, but Dr. Google told me this:
>
> How to Age Brass smiling smiley


Excellent...I have the brass item sitting in my 'vapour chamber' as we speak grinning smiley
rkj
Archeo-peteriX Wrote:
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> Dave_G Wrote:
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> > I don't know, but Dr. Google told me this:
> >
> > How to Age Brass smiling smiley
>
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> Excellent...I have the brass item sitting in my
> 'vapour chamber' as we speak grinning smiley


My brother has done this to some lamps he built for a friend of mine, he tells me it is a chemical (I just called him) and he is looking for the name. That could take years, just pee on the dam thing! smiling bouncing smiley I'm off to see a man about an avatar winking smiley
rkj
December 07, 2008 04:02PM
[www.metalliferous.com]

Have fun Archie smileys with beer



perseverance furthers
I'm going to leave it until later tonight when I return from my annual sibling Christmas dinner. If nothing looks to have changed, I'll try the brass directly in the ammonia with a bunch of pennies and see how that works...I'm cheap grinning smiley
rkj
You're a Yankee at heart Archie, thats not cheap, thats smart!



perseverance furthers
Vinegar? (weak acid?).

alan
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alanrw
Vinegar? (weak acid?).

alan

OMG...I forgot about it; I'm going out to check it right now........

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D'oh! ... no change sad smiley

Ok so I'm trying plane B; put the brass dial right in the ammonia with a handful of pennies. Almost immediately I saw some changes on the edges of the dial.

I'm going to leave it for 45 minutes or so(so as not to disturb what's on the tube) then check it.
Will report results(if any) later smiling bouncing smiley
rkj
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Archeo-peteriX
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alanrw
Vinegar? (weak acid?).

alan

OMG...I forgot about it; I'm going out to check it right now........

...
...
...

D'oh! ... no change sad smiley

Ok so I'm trying plane B; put the brass dial right in the ammonia with a handful of pennies. Almost immediately I saw some changes on the edges of the dial.

I'm going to leave it for 45 minutes or so(so as not to disturb what's on the tube) then check it.
Will report results(if any) later smiling bouncing smiley

How did it come out Peter?



Got Brass too grinning smiley



perseverance furthers
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rkj
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Archeo-peteriX
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alanrw
Vinegar? (weak acid?).

alan

OMG...I forgot about it; I'm going out to check it right now........

...
...
...

D'oh! ... no change sad smiley

Ok so I'm trying plane B; put the brass dial right in the ammonia with a handful of pennies. Almost immediately I saw some changes on the edges of the dial.

I'm going to leave it for 45 minutes or so(so as not to disturb what's on the tube) then check it.
Will report results(if any) later smiling bouncing smiley

How did it come out Peter?



Got Brass too grinning smiley

Went out this morning and this is what I found...


Almost perfect for a steampunk piece...just have to treat the bezel to a deshine smiling bouncing smiley
rkj
Wow, what is that thing?
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rkj
Wow, what is that thing?

looks like a wristwatch to me. :tongue:


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daniel
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rkj
Wow, what is that thing?

looks like a wristwatch to me. :tongue:

Yep it sure is. It used to look like this...


I saved the good parts for other projects smiling smiley
have you seen this steampunk piece?


or this one?



That one and the one that goes with the keyboard in the bottom picture too. This is way cool stuff and I'm tempted...
Wow. Now that right there is way cool. B) The watch is cool, too (I'd certainly wear it), but the computers take the idea to whole new level.

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Dave
'91 325iX
Here is the whole computer that goes with the keyboard pictured above...




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/08/2008 06:13PM by Archeo-peteriX.
hmm, images arent coming up in the thread, just the links...


See if it works now. I cleaned my cache and it still works...
Yup, I've been playing around with the embedded images module within the last 10 minutes, so things may have changed. Looks good to me.

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Dave
'91 325iX
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Dave_G
Yup, I've been playing around with the embedded images module within the last 10 minutes, so things may have changed. Looks good to me.

I thought that might have been the case.
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