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    Tapping the brain trust

    Is there something I can wipe on copper to cause it to oxidize just a shade or two?
    "Forget the flat stuff slap something on the spinny thing and lets go, we're burning daylight" Bart Leetch
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bart Leetch View Post
    Is there something I can wipe on copper to cause it to oxidize just a shade or two?
    Vinegar? Maybe swimming pool (muriatic) acid? How about salt water?
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    Link to David Mark's recipe for copper patina mixture.

    http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/ww_cha...2276538,00.htm

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    If you are looking to get the green patina JAX makes a product that is a mixture of copper sulfate and ammonium chloride. A cheap way to do this is to dissolve salt in vinegar and spray on the copper. It is suggested that you clean the copper with a lemon dipped in salt and DON'T TOUCH the copper after cleaning. You stop the reaction by washing with soap and water. Some people top coat with lacquer to protect the finish. It should patina up nice in a day or so.

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