CrazyChef's Patina Thread

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  1. CrazyChef v2.0

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    So as some of you know, I've been dabbling in applying various types of patinas (patinae?) to my mods lately. I've only done 3 so far, but I'm fairly happy with the results. Here are pics of the three I've done so far:

    Copper SIMPL clone, using ammonia and sea salt
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    Brass 2SIX authentic, using white vinegar and sea salt
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    Copper Rig clone using egg
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    Trying a couple more tonight using ammonia and Himalayan pink salt. If they come out almost identical, I think I leave the salt one one and remove it from the other before clear-coating and sanding/polishing.

    Copper SΩI SZX clone sleeve, and a copper Noisy Cricket upgrade tube.

    Here's the start at around 6:30
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    Starting to react after 20 minutes

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    Back when I used mechs mostly this was enjoyable...creating the various patinas and then the finishing, coat after coat. Nice work you're doing there! One trick I learned was to stick a rubber stopper in each end of the tube. Keeps the stuff out of the threads and gives you something to grab when rotating the tube.
     
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    Good idea! Right now, I'm just putting Vaseline on the threads.
     
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    Those are really beautiful.:inlove::)
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    Ahhh... Saturday night. :)
     
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    I didn't do that on the one I did. I had to wait on the whole process to be done then had to go back and clean the threads. It was a pain. Ill definitely use vasoline the next round. Not sure if you've seen the fire and ice video on YouTube but it's pretty sweet when he gets done.

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    Okay, so they've been sitting overnight. Gonna let 'em dry, then clear coat them. One of them I'll leave the salt on and one I'll rub it off (along with the blue most likely). I'm thinking rub off the Noisy Cricket tube, and leaving the salt on the SZX clone sleeve


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    Yeah, I've seen it. It's very interesting, but with my artistic abilities (or lack thereof) the fire portion will look more likely resemble an amorphous blob.
     
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    Very nice man.

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    I feel the same way. I'm probably going to try it today when I get off work. Have to get another spray bottle.ammonia and salt really do a number of the spray nozzle.

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    That's very cool stuff you're doing.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    I decided to pull the salt from the NC tube. Turns out it was pretty uneven on the 2 sides, so I'm gonna re-patina it with vinegar and table salt.

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    I think the SZX clone came out nice though.

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    I think I just lost my mind. I put my authentic copper Purge B2B V2 in the fumer to get patinaed.
     
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    Kinda hard to tell from the pic, but I put Vaseline over the Purge logo. Hopefully, this will keep it clear of the patina.

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    It should. As long as it stays on. Kept my threads clean.

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    Yup, that's why I figured it should work on the logo. Just got my first coffee of the day, so I'll go check on it in a few minutes with an updated pic.
     
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    Gonna need to dry out before I get rid of the excess salt. Looks like the logo should be fine. Just gotta figure out how to get all the Vaseline off of it before I clear-coat it.

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    Sweet looking job. Hmmm as far as the Vaseline I'd say maybe a qtip and roll the gunk off as to not hit the patina. Good luck man. Hell if you're still looking to sell it. It may go quicker now. A chef custom patina authentic Purge. That's a headline right there. Ha ha

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    Yeah, it'll probably sell much easier now. A one-of-a-kind custom patina Purge. But, depending on how it turns out, I may just want to keep it.

    I'l thinking I'll just wipe the salt off the logo with a Q-Tip or maybe a small screwdriver, then give it the first clear-coat. After that dries, there should still be enough Vaseline in the logo to give it a better cleaning, then continue with another clear coat. Sand it down a bit, then another 2 clear coats to finish it.
     
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    Sounds like a good plan. Yea you might want to keep it for sure.

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    Not too bad, I guess. Time to start the clear coating.

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    Is all the salt washed off? Looks rough texture still. I usually wash all the salt to where it's just the color

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    Looks great though

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    Nope. I just sanded it down after 2 clear coats. It'll still have a bit of texture, though. Should be ready in about an hour after the 3rd coat dries.
     
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    Bad lighting on the previous pic. Looks much better (to me, anyways) here.

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    Definitely man. Looks great

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