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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 2:23 pm    Post subject: make it look used and old! Reply with quote

I know this has been covered before, but is there a simple chemical non-heat source type of procedure to "stain", "darken", "dull", "patina", "mottle" or "age" shiny steel metal?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

onions, apples...now if we can get some meat, we'll have sandwiches!!

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Naval jelly. You can also Cold brown to a very light rust covering then rinse with boiling water and rub back with fine steel wool.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys........you just reminded me I haven't had lunch!.............................actually it was the Navel Jelly that did it!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 4:45 pm    Post subject: color metal Reply with quote

You might try cutting some Rhubarb with a clean carbon steel blade.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I wonder, are those paki made Scottish pistols chromed? Ive got one that I really need to make not look so new.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try somethin' novel... Like USE.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Luke,
I don't think they are plated, just polished exceptionally bright. If it were me, I would get some 600 grit wet or dry automotive sandpaper and carefully sand it back to get all of the extreme shine down, then I would let the morning dew take care of it.

Highly polished metal tends to turn rust pretty well on it's own. I really think some of the polishing medium gets into the pores of the metal and resists rust.

Another method, (would require disassembling the pistol) is to give it a quick bath in muratic acid (swimming pool acid). I use this to remove rust at times, but, if not oiled real fast, it will rust quickly after being rinsed.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cutler wrote:
Try somethin' novel... Like USE.


The problem being, that one of these pistols, "Good for nothing but Indian Presents" needs to have a year or so of campaigning on it prior to it ever reaching the hands of my persona.

Other than Joseph Brant, Scottish Pistols were not exactly ordered by natives direct from Scotland..............

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay Luke, if you're serious, I bought a "Scottish" pistol off of Gunbrokers and it was not chromed and had been browned............not a deep brown, a bit mottled but looked good that's why I bought it..........................and if you tease me I'll never speak to you again! :)

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pathfinder wrote:
Okay Luke, if you're serious, I bought a "Scottish" pistol off of Gunbrokers and it was not chromed and had been browned............not a deep brown, a bit mottled but looked good that's why I bought it..........................and if you tease me I'll never speak to you again! :)

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Running a cut potato over it works well. Especially for knives.

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By the way Luke....nice dirk!
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