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Let's see those patinas!

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

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  1. NikZak

    NikZak Super Member

    May 28, 2014
    Melbourne, Australia
  2. Mark Howard

    Mark Howard Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Nov 11, 2013
    The one on the far left is my favorite :)
     
  3. twrex

    twrex Full Member

    Jul 19, 2014
    Bartlett Tn
  4. Mark Howard

    Mark Howard Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Nov 11, 2013
  5. Mark Howard

    Mark Howard Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Nov 11, 2013
    Akuma 18500 tube with 454 rda
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  6. Kh888

    Kh888 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 11, 2014
    Illinois
  7. NikZak

    NikZak Super Member

    May 28, 2014
    Melbourne, Australia
    Just started my latest patina last night, here's some progress shots. My first go trying the dragon scale/snakeskin method. It's an Ameravape Manhattan clone (I don't call them clones any more though after they've been patinaed, to me they're now unique genuine items)

    I'm trying something to try and not get the 'eye' that people usually get at the 'back' of their dragon scale patinas

    Right at the start
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    One hour in
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    Three hours in (2 hours after previous photo)
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    11 hours in (8 hours after previous photo)
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    Not sure how much longer to leave it but will probably leave it until I get home from work, making a total of about 24 hours. hoping for really dark 'lines' and bright blue scales although I did like it right at the beginning at 1-1.5 hours in, maybe I'll try it one day with a short patina time, people seem to get some good results with short time patinas but I've never tried it less than 4 hours on brass and never less than 20 hours with copper
     
  8. NikZak

    NikZak Super Member

    May 28, 2014
    Melbourne, Australia
    Perhaps an update on the Manhattan for you folks

    This is the final photo in the fuming chamber

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    Fishnets removed

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    This is after 7 coats of clear, just put the 8th on this morning and will probably do another when I get home from work if it's not where I want it, I'm going to get this thing to have a glass finish

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  9. NikZak

    NikZak Super Member

    May 28, 2014
    Melbourne, Australia
    Well, nobody else seems to be posting much here lately, I feel like I've taken over this thread with my obsession :)

    Started another patina today, on this Hades, this will be a rubberband patina initially then some McCoy over the top to give it some color

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    I should have the Manhattan polished this evening and have some photos of it up tomorrow, stay tuned
     
  10. jonny45378

    jonny45378 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 4, 2014
    Arizona
    Redoing my blotched patina again. Sanded it down and just got it in the ammonia/salt about an hour ago. My mistake last time was not sanding it first so the patina came out ugly and kept easily chipping off. Here it is about an hour or so in.
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    I don't know why on those few spots it isn't patinaing. If any of you know why I'd love to know. Thanks in advance and I'll keep you guys updated!
     
  11. NikZak

    NikZak Super Member

    May 28, 2014
    Melbourne, Australia
    As promised, some finalized pictures of the Manhattan, I'm still not 100% pleased with how it came out and the orange peel in the clear was just a nightmare to sort out. Won't be using this clear again (Cabots) for anything other than skateboards as it's just a nightmare to get to a smooth finish

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    The seam in the fishnets came out reasonably well
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    As you can see I need to work on my 'masking' skills on the logo but it came out OK I think
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  12. NikZak

    NikZak Super Member

    May 28, 2014
    Melbourne, Australia
    Did you definitely sand it down properly? is there any chance you got some vaseline on those areas during thread protecting or some other kind of oil or silicone based substances? it looks good though, I wouldn't be upset
     
  13. jonny45378

    jonny45378 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 4, 2014
    Arizona
    I'm pretty sure I didn't. Before I put it in the tub I wiped out down with isopropyl alcohol and wore gloves since that. The only parts that should be are the ends but it's in the middle. Well as of now is starting to patina a bit but still real slow. Here's an updated pic.
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  14. jonny45378

    jonny45378 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 4, 2014
    Arizona
    Time for another update! I think I'm done with the patinaing and I'm going to let it dry then clear coat it. I love the way it came out, it almost has a camo pattern. Also the spots that wouldn't patina finally did but not the same shade/color as the rest. Tell me what you guys and gals think :). I'm going to let it dry for a few hours then clear it.
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  15. jonny45378

    jonny45378 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 4, 2014
    Arizona
    The finished product! I love how it came out despite it being mostly blue. But I like how it almost has a camo pattern to it.
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  16. Mark Howard

    Mark Howard Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Nov 11, 2013
    360 view of the Munstro 18650 Naval Brass tube
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  17. Scorpios

    Scorpios Full Member

    May 23, 2013
    Germany
    my first try, just out of the fume chamber and still not clear coated... more to come later

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  18. Scorpios

    Scorpios Full Member

    May 23, 2013
    Germany
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    vinyl Anunnakian sticker in Sumerian Cuneiform.
     
  19. Scorpios

    Scorpios Full Member

    May 23, 2013
    Germany
  20. Slots

    Slots Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 20, 2012
    Eastern Wa.
    Did you get this color because it is brass, or is there another secret :confused:
    Did you just use ammonia and salt ?
    I love the way it turned out ... a nice contrast to the blues and greens.
     
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