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My first patina!!

Discussion in 'Cosmetic Mods' started by Jomiz, May 27, 2014.

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  1. Jomiz

    Jomiz Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 1, 2014
    Alabama
    This was my first shot at it the next one will be tons better did this just with vinegar and salt what do you think :)[​IMG]
     
  2. DavidOck

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    Certainly distinctive!

    Did you need to polish back the contact surfaces? The sulphate of the patina doesn't conduct as wall as the brass/copper or even the stainless, iirc... So bound to be some voltage drop.

    But Cool!
     
  3. Rat2chat2

    Rat2chat2 ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 16, 2013
    Fantasy Island
  4. Jomiz

    Jomiz Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 1, 2014
    Alabama
    What contact surfaces do you mean?
     
  5. DavidOck

    DavidOck ECF Guru ECF Veteran

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    Essentially where ever the pieces screw together. The whole tube is one "contact' (negative, usually) to the battery, so thread areas need to conduct well. And the positive button, both ends, which makes up the other end of the circuit from the switch. And the switch contacts.

    If you have a digital meter, read a battery's voltage before putting it in. The assemble it all and read the voltage. It will be a bit less, that's the voltage drop across all the series resistances of the assembly. It may or may not be significantly different. If it's not, then it's fine. If there's much difference at all, you may need to polish/burnish them out to avoid heat problems.

    I bet you could make your mix really gooey / pasty, and paint it on for patterns... :)
     
  6. Jomiz

    Jomiz Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 1, 2014
    Alabama
    yeah i taped up all the inside of the tubing very well there was no corrosion on the threads at all
     
  7. SazoidX

    SazoidX Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 3, 2012
    Tucson, Arizona
    Oooooooo...... very nice! I've been toying with doing this to one of mine, I might just take the leap now that I've seen how cool your first one came out! Thanks for posting! :D
     
  8. Jomiz

    Jomiz Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 1, 2014
    Alabama
    decided just to try it on the 13 dollar m16 clone from fasttech
     
  9. classwife

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    Moved to the Modding Forum - Cosmetic Mods from General E-Smoking Discussion
     
  10. maf2k8

    maf2k8 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 1, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    So how is this procedure done? I have a few brass parts and 1 brass mod that i would like to patina. What are the steps and supplies needed?
     
  11. Jomiz

    Jomiz Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 1, 2014
    Alabama
    i just taped up all the thread very very good the soaked some paper towel in vinegar and coated it with sea salt until it had a crunchy feel wrapped them up and left it over night
     
  12. Rodeorat

    Rodeorat Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 14, 2013
    Guthrie, OK
    Since your thread was almost exactly like mine, I figured I'd piggyback it.
    Just finished my first, also an M16.

    Used a ziplock 3 boiled eggs, a little vinegar and sea salt, over night. Didn't add as much figure as I was hoping for.
    Next night I wrapped it a Paper towel with Apple Cider Vinegar and salt.
    Add a light wet sand and a few coats of Lacquer.

    M16-patina1.jpg M16-patina2.jpg M16-patina3.jpg
     
  13. Jomiz

    Jomiz Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 1, 2014
    Alabama
    Very nice!

     
  14. The Relz

    The Relz Full Member

    Apr 26, 2014
    Hawaii
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    Hard boiled egg patina method. First time doing a patina on my ed copper stingray clone. Any comments or suggestions on making it better
     
  15. Jomiz

    Jomiz Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 1, 2014
    Alabama
    I'd say it turned out pretty dope!
     
  16. TBCAmor

    TBCAmor Full Member Verified Member

    Jun 4, 2014
    Denver, CO.
    Agreed 100%! I'm soooo tempted to do this, I just know I'd mess it up somehow, :?:
     
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