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    What a great resource. With all those choices, which one did you use to get that splendid countertop match?

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    This is the result of 2 8 hour ammonia fumes. The first was 50/50 ammonia and vinegar and the second fume was just Ammonia. Both times added Kosher Salt on the tube. Then added 3 coats of Rustoleum clear coat...

    This is after it was done and cleaned with acetone and sanded.


    This is after a coat of Rustoleum.


    Finished Product


    Overall I really like the way it came out and it was very easy to do. Be careful with the ammonia though because I am pretty sure I got mild ammonia poisoning from breathing it in and a killer sore throat for a day
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    Most excellent effect. How is the rustoleum holding up to handling over time? I'm thinking about getting some Renaissance wax to try on some of my mods.

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    Big clouds - talk about gods vape.. That looks ancient! Finished product is beautiful
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    It's holding up so far but it feels like it will last a while. Only been about a week though. Next time I would probly do lighter coats and maybe do 5-10 coats.

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    This was my attempt at patinizing a brass mod (if you look closely, you can tell which mod it is).


    I used a spray comprised of 2 pts vinegar, 1.5 pts ammonia and salt, sprinkled salt on it, then fumed in ammonia twice. First time was 4 hrs, second time 6 hrs. Finished up with a coat of Briwax paste wax.
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    I haven't started playing with brass yet, but I've spent the last 2 weeks experimenting with copper and different processes. I experiment with copper plumbing pipe first to see what different color combos I get. I find that sea salt (non-iodized), kosher salt (also non-I) and regular Morton's table salt all produce varying shades from turquoise to an almost royal blue. I find that vinegar produces a lighter hue, whereas ammonia (non-lemony stuff) produces darker colors.

    Furthermore, the preparation of the tube is often overlooked, but for those darker looks with little or no color I have rubbed my hands all over the tube (accidentally) and ended up with an extremely dark aged look as opposed to the colored hues.


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    After reading all these posts I decided to give patina a try on my nemesis clone. I like it!
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    nicely done! which method did you use?

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