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Darkening or "Aging" Brass Receiver

Postby 3Horse » 23 Jun 2017 13

Anybody out there with a brass receiver 92 that gave the brass an aged look? If so, what process/products did you use? :?:
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Re: Darkening or "Aging" Brass Receiver

Postby akuser47 » 23 Jun 2017 21

I've never done it but looks like there are lots of youtube videos that show how to do it. If you do it please post before and after pictures. Also which method you used. +corn
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Re: Darkening or "Aging" Brass Receiver

Postby Archer » 24 Jun 2017 09

I've never aged brass on purpose.
Typically though on belt buckles, knife bolsters/guards and the like if you simply strip off any protective coating of lacquer or wax the patina will form on it's own pretty rapidly.

Once you go down that road however it is extremely difficult to go back to an even smooth shiny part.
You CAN get back to a polished part but the brass is so soft in general that it tends to show scratches and uneven or waves in the surface from the polishing very easily.
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Re: Darkening or "Aging" Brass Receiver

Postby GasGuzzler » 24 Jun 2017 19

Brass cartridges turn ugly if stored in tanned leather belt loops for very long at all. Find out what component of the tanning, leather itself, or the oils does this and it should be pretty easy.
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Re: Darkening or "Aging" Brass Receiver

Postby 3Horse » 01 Jul 2017 13

Once I get some free time this summer between work and farm stuff, I'll give it a try. I'll post pics ....before & after
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Re: Darkening or "Aging" Brass Receiver

Postby akuser47 » 02 Jul 2017 23

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Re: Darkening or "Aging" Brass Receiver

Postby GRV01 » 03 Jul 2017 03

My Navy upbringing is appalled: intentionally ruining your brightwork? The horror!
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Re: Darkening or "Aging" Brass Receiver

Postby Arroyoshark » 03 Jul 2017 13

GRV01 wrote:My Navy upbringing is appalled: intentionally ruining your brightwork? The horror!


LOL !

As a sometimes crew member aboard a 47 ft. Bristol sailboat, this desert rat has spent too many hours in warm, no make that hot, humid conditions flitzing brightwork. I'll throw sanding and varnishing teak toe rails and rub rails into same category.
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