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Let's see those patinas!

Discussion in 'Cosmetic Mods' started by jmunk, Jul 16, 2014.

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  1. jmunk

    jmunk Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 12, 2011
    Orem, UT
    What's up ECF? Let's start a thread to show off our patina mods. Copper, brass, SS, whatever you want.
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  2. mekc57

    mekc57 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 27, 2013
    Oregon
    My first go. No mustard!
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  3. jmunk

    jmunk Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 12, 2011
    Orem, UT
    That looks really good! I like the way these look like marble.
     
  4. Rodeorat

    Rodeorat Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 14, 2013
    Guthrie, OK
    My first and only so far, a brass M16
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  5. jmunk

    jmunk Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 12, 2011
    Orem, UT
    Wow, that's really clean. Looks very natural. Good job
     
  6. inter_ceptor00

    inter_ceptor00 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 27, 2011
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    Here's my ZNA I just finished this morning. Ammonia and Morton's coarse salt over 2 days.

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  7. jmunk

    jmunk Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 12, 2011
    Orem, UT
    Looking good guys
     
  8. TamiP

    TamiP Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 22, 2012
    Illinois
    Wow those are all beautiful
     
  9. Mark Howard

    Mark Howard Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Nov 11, 2013
    Mustard, Ammonia, Salt patina
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  10. Mark Howard

    Mark Howard Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Nov 11, 2013
  11. 1buda

    1buda Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 1, 2014
    Pittsburgh, PA
    What is the ratio of ingredients are you folks using?
     
  12. Mark Howard

    Mark Howard Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Nov 11, 2013
    I don't have it that precise, measurement wise. A dissolve salt into the ammonia until it won't absorb anymore.
     
  13. isademigod

    isademigod Full Member

    Aug 8, 2014
    Virginia
    I can't post pictures here on mobile but I love the look of patina so much I was planning on buying a blackhawk for so long but the instant I saw patina I had to buy a brass nemesis. I just don't have the patience to do it though I left mine in for 20 hours and it got a little blue but I didn't laquer and it faded and I just sanded it all off. keep posting pictures, give me some inspiration hahaha
     
  14. Mark Howard

    Mark Howard Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Nov 11, 2013
    Morpheus 18350 - Tobh v1
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  15. 1buda

    1buda Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 1, 2014
    Pittsburgh, PA
    After you get your desired patina, do you folks clear coat it with something?
     
  16. Mark Howard

    Mark Howard Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Nov 11, 2013
    Yes, auto gloss enamel
     
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  17. isademigod

    isademigod Full Member

    Aug 8, 2014
    Virginia
    what's the difference in color between when it's dry and when it's enameled? it seems to be pretty blue when I first took it out, will it keep that color or will the enamels dull the finish?
     
  18. Mark Howard

    Mark Howard Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Nov 11, 2013
    not dull, but it will get a little darker, just like it looked during the water rinse
     
  19. isademigod

    isademigod Full Member

    Aug 8, 2014
    Virginia
    damn I need to leave mine in for a lot longer though it had no blue at all when it was wet
    I'll get a picture of my practice on a door knocker in a little bit. is this the only force patina thread? I can't believe that
     
  20. Mark Howard

    Mark Howard Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Nov 11, 2013
    Strange, but the only one I've found here so far
     
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