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Let's see those patinas!

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

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  1. exnihilo

    exnihilo Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 9, 2013
    66502
    I'm quoting myself for context. :D The "Z" stands for 'zipper', which is what a piece of the battery retention systems looks like (more specifically it looks like a zipper pull tab, but that doesn't flow as well...).

    The copper is a smashed piece of tubing. I did a more aged (bronzed) rather than a patina look. This was the best color correct I could do, quickly on my phone.

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  2. Mikenekro

    Mikenekro Full Member

    Dec 19, 2014
    Kenosha, WI, USA
  3. Ohio Points

    Ohio Points Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 6, 2012
    O-HI-O
    Bad links.
     
  4. Mikenekro

    Mikenekro Full Member

    Dec 19, 2014
    Kenosha, WI, USA
    I think I fixed the problem Personally I love the way it turned out.
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  5. emmsma

    emmsma Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 30, 2013
    Show Low, AZ, USA
    Well done, Mikenekro.
     
  6. Ohio Points

    Ohio Points Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 6, 2012
    O-HI-O
  7. Mikenekro

    Mikenekro Full Member

    Dec 19, 2014
    Kenosha, WI, USA
    Thanks guys. I want to start doing more force patinas and see the different looks I can get. The reveal was the best part.
     
  8. Anemephistus

    Anemephistus Senior Member ECF Veteran

    I love patinas but my first one turned out dark OD green. It was kind of like green granite, people seemed to like it but I wanted something more blue. Getting a different color on the same device with the same chemicals was probably not going to happen, but ammonia salt is about all there is for that blue/ green color. So I used flux, I fluxed the whole e-cig with a copper bearing flux that adhered to the brass. I got it too hot the first time but the second time it worked. Then I used ammonia salt over two days...

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    I had to use acetone to get the waxy flux base off before salting it.
     
  9. brewboss

    brewboss Full Member

    Sep 21, 2014
    First attempt at a patina. Can you believe this thing used to be black chrome?

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  10. LKILO

    LKILO Full Member

    Jan 25, 2015
    Columbus, GA
    Two copper stingrays first is ammonia and sea salt the second is vinegar and pink Himalayan sea salt
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  11. Nothing

    Nothing Full Member

    Mar 22, 2015
    USA
    Not an actual patina, buts its alcohol ink fake patina.

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  12. Dizzo

    Dizzo Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 20, 2015
    Milwaukee
    This is my first attempt. Didn't care for it so I sanded it and it's bathing again now
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  13. Swifthavok

    Swifthavok Full Member

    Aug 16, 2015
    Colorado Springs
    Hey guys! I started doing some patinas and I have some questions. On one of my patinas the clear coat started flaking off l. This is the only one I did not bake to cure the clear coat. What's your guy's take on it? Oh and how do I get the green look?
     
  14. Swifthavok

    Swifthavok Full Member

    Aug 16, 2015
    Colorado Springs
    How do I post more pictures without spamming posts? I'm new here. :p

    Vid of second patina (one where clear is now chipping)
     

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