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    Brass patina

    As you may know....I have a Maranez brass watch coming...I'm looking for tried and true means of forcing the patina on the watch...

    Know about eggs for bronze...also heard about using vinegar. I do not want to use any chemicals...

    So...does anyone have any suggestions?

    This is where I want to go...




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    Vinegar works for me. Below is mine after two days.



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    Quote Originally Posted by wjmccaff View Post
    Vinegar works for me. Below is mine after two days.



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    I'm going for more blue...my pics got dumped...I heard vinegar fumes...how did you do it...?


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    Poured white vinegar in a small container and then put the watch head/buckle and vinegar in a sealed container. Results vary depending on the metal composition. Whatever you do, make sure you wash the watch first, dry it and don't touch it with your fingers while placing it in the container. Otherwise t the patina will form in the shape of your prints.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wjmccaff View Post
    Poured white vinegar in a small container and then put the watch head/buckle and vinegar in a sealed container. Results vary depending on the metal composition. Whatever you do, make sure you wash the watch first, dry it and don't touch it with your fingers while placing it in the container. Otherwise t the patina will form in the shape of your prints.
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    too lazy to research metallurgy here... i understand verdigris ( green ) oxidization in copper...

    -please explain " blue " patina ... don't recall seeing metal oxidize blue...mostly see that in my refrigerator on food... although i did get pink bacteria in old yogurt recently...


    blue patina huh...what's that ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottyB View Post
    too lazy to research metallurgy here... i understand verdigris ( green ) oxidization in copper...

    -please explain " blue " patina ... don't recall seeing metal oxidize blue...mostly see that in my refrigerator on food... although i did get pink bacteria in old yogurt recently...


    blue patina huh...what's that ?
    I'm going to try this again...my pics keep disappearing

    This is what I'm talking about Scotty...



    And here is an exteme example...not what I'm looking for...


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    wow...blue patina ...new to me...always disparaged brass-o as cheaper brother to CuSn8 BRONZ-O,,,now i see it has a unique blue patina...most wits luv blue stuff....that's why i luv this place because...even when i can holster my trigger finger from destroying my bottom line... i still luv all things horo trivia and the alpha power inherent in being " master of my domain "... hazah RepoMan...i get it !

    p.s. now i get it... googled BLUE BRASS VERDIGRIS.. an accent technique spoken of by PLINY THE ELDER ancient Rome

    -still not sure which metal oxidizes blue...but now that i am on the hunt i am sure i will come on that metallurgical did bit in my travels...happy trails wits

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