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41312Re: [hobbicast] Re: Perhaps OT but you guys work with brass and copper

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  • postello@msu.edu
    Sep 6 4:00 PM
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      powder coat it?
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      Quoting "ezme@..." <ezme@...>:

      > Thanks for your replies. Unfortunately I would not be able apply any
      > of them. The object reqquiring blacking is fabricated from many
      > pieces held together with either silver solder or soft solder, I am
      > afraid to apply any heat. Also I am looking for really black finish.
      > The good news is your replies did lead me to another approach. I am
      > going to try ordinary black shoe polish. An experimental piece shows
      > promise. Make the object as dark as possible with the Flemmish grey
      > and brush on the black shoe polish. The result is a nearly black
      > finish with a nice sheen, it also can tolerate some handling and is
      > easy to touch up. Putting the shoe black on will mean that all
      > painted lettering and decoration will have to be done first followed
      > by the boot blacking. The polish shines up nicely with a sable paint
      > brush. Durability is still a question mark, has any one any thoughts
      > on how the boot polish will age?
      >
      > Mike
      >
      > --- In hobbicast@yahoogroups.com, "Dave" <drescher3@...> wrote:
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      >>
      >> Gun blueing will darken brass...also Liver of sulfur...I used that
      >> on my dog sculpture:
      >> http://metalshop.homestead.com/lostwaxdog.html
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      >> Dave D
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      >> > On Thu, Sep 1, 2011 at 3:30 PM, ezme@ <ezme@> wrote:
      >> >
      >> > > **
      >> > >
      >> > >
      >> > > I am desperately trying to find a chemical that will blacken brass. I
      >> > > currently have Caswell A311 Flemmish Grey that works ok on
      >> copper but only
      >> > > makes brass a dark brown and it is inconsistent in the darkness and
      >> > > noticeably not black. I did have some Ebanol that worked very
      >> well but that
      >> > > product seems to be no longer available.
      >> > >
      >> > > I have degreased and sand blasted the brass.
      >> > >
      >> > > Any other suggestions baring painting? Perhaps an ink (very thin unlike
      >> > > paint).
      >> > >
      >> > > Mike
      >> > >
      >> > >
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