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41333Re: Perhaps OT but you guys work with brass and copper

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    Sep 12, 2011
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      Grandpa Bill

      --- In hobbicast@yahoogroups.com, Mike <ezme@...> wrote:
      >
      > Thanks for the info but I tried to order and was
      > informed "Sorry this item cannot be shipped to your address"
      >
      > I live in Ontario Canada
      >
      > I suppose it's some kind of dumb environmental issue.
      >
      > I would like to try the product because according
      > to the literature it looks better and perhaps
      > more long lasting than shoe polish. Some of the
      > other Rub N Stuff colours also look interesting.
      >
      > Do you happen to know if the tubes would be
      > available in retail stores close the Canadian border?
      >
      > Mike
      >
      >
      >
      > At 09:20 AM 10/09/2011, you wrote:
      > >
      > >
      > >If you're willing to try shoe polish, then you'd
      > >be better of using Rub 'n Buff:
      > ><http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00081HYE6/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_3?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B00081HYDM&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=13XD7V7ZGY0S1GA0HA79>http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00081HYE6/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_3?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B00081HYDM&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=13XD7V7ZGY0S1GA0HA79"><http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00081HYE6/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_3?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B00081HYDM&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=13XD7V7ZGY0S1GA0HA79>http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00081HYE6/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_3?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B00081HYDM&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=13XD7V7ZGY0S1GA0HA79
      > >
      > >I used to apply the silver and gold versions of
      > >this stuff to ornamental iron table bases back
      > >in the sixties; jewelers use it to give an "antique" effect to silver
      > >and gold surfaces. It is very durable once it
      > >has had a couple of days to dry. If you've
      > >already used the shoe polish, simply take it off with rubbing alcohol.
      > >Mikey
      > >
      > >----- Original Message -----
      > >From: <mailto:postello%40msu.edu>postello@...
      > >To: <mailto:hobbicast%40yahoogroups.com>hobbicast@yahoogroups.com
      > >Sent: Tue, 06 Sep 2011 23:00:24 -0000 (UTC)
      > >Subject: Re: [hobbicast] Re: Perhaps OT but you
      > >guys work with brass and copper
      > >
      > >powder coat it?
      > >
      > >Scott Walker; Wisconsin; Madison; Maddow the collective bargaining
      > >
      > >situation in Wisconsin
      > >
      > >Quoting "ezme%40rogers.com"
      > >target=_blank><mailto:ezme%40rogers.com>ezme@..."
      > ><<mailto:ezme%40rogers.com>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
      > > <mailto:hobbicast%40yahoogroups.com>hobbicast@yahoogroups.com,
      > > "Dave" <drescher3@> wrote:
      > >
      > > >>
      > >
      > > >>
      > >
      > > >> Gun blueing will darken brass...also Liver of sulfur...I used that
      > >
      > > >> on my dog sculpture:
      > >
      > > >> metalshop.homestead.com/lostwaxdog.html"
      > > target=_blank><http://metalshop.homestead.com/lostwaxdog.html>http://metalshop.homestead.com/lostwaxdog.html
      > >
      > > >>
      > >
      > > >> Dave D
      > >
      > > >>
      > >
      > > >>
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      > > >>
      > >
      > > >> > On Thu, Sep 1, 2011 at 3:30 PM, ezme@ <ezme@> wrote:
      > >
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      > >
      > > >> > > 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).
      > >
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      > > >> > > Mike
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