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    you can buy stuff that can cause a reaction at a hobby store my mother does it all the time. then you can use a matte or high gloss clear high temp ceramic paint. make sure you tape up everything . also use a prep rag or alcohol pad wipe to get any oils or gunk off it first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joka View Post
    Oh my those are all so beautiful! I'm either going to get the brass king my local b&m has, or order a brass nemesis to do this with. Maybe cap em off with a brass omega rda. I can't wait, you have enlightened me and gave me a project to do.

    So I have a few questions james, does the patina wear off with daily use? Is there any smell like an old penny or anything? Will it turn my hand green? I read your supposed to coat it with an oil or wax afterwards, why is this? Sorry for all the rambling, I am just VERY excited about this. I've always admired the steampunk look of mods I would see. Never thought I could afford one already made, and really didn't think I could do it myself.


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    Since I seal with wax, the blue fades with time... no discoloring of skin or bad penny smell. My Touchwood with polished brass gives me that smell after a week or so as the natural patina starts. Hitting the patina with a hard clear coat finish should help it retain the bright colors.

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    So what method would be the best for a dark patina, I really do not want blue or turquoise. If it was neon lime green that's ok with me, but I'm wanting something old dark and used looking, With depth.


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    Straight up Vinegar & salt makes for a brown / olive color... takes a lot more hours though. Maybe 36 or so.
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    This is also neat looking, he said it was a patina. It looks torched, how would you achieve this patina? O.o

    With a wax coat or others are they needed to be reapplied weekly, daily?

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    like said in the last two post above use a ceramic clear coat it sprays out a little bit thicker coat and if something decided to get too hot the ceramic can handle the heat and you don't have to wax .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joka View Post
    With a wax coat or others are they needed to be reapplied weekly, daily?
    Weekly and the color does change in time... I had wanted to use a wax to seal it so it was easily redone. I'm thinking not that I've got a better handle on the process and results, I will looking into the ceramic clear coat.

    Quote Originally Posted by rtm355 View Post
    like said in the last two post above use a ceramic clear coat it sprays out a little bit thicker coat and if something decided to get too hot the ceramic can handle the heat and you don't have to wax .
    I was gonna try Lacquer, but that sounds interesting... I'll have to research it. What brand are you using?
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    I don't want my mech to be oily feeling all the time either, so wax or the ceramic coating would be best. I could easily run it without a coating tho right?

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    Go to any automotive shop its used on engines and headers HVT makes some and a few other companys

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    Definitely looking into doing this. Gotta buy a cheap brass mod now
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    Quote Originally Posted by gruntybob View Post
    Definitely looking into doing this. Gotta buy a cheap brass mod now
    Me too! What seems to be the general consensus for a good quality low cost clone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitchg View Post
    Me too! What seems to be the general consensus for a good quality low cost clone?
    Mine is the same one kidney punched sells for $35. I snagged mine a little cheaper from eBay.

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