Official Patina Thread - DIY, Guides and Showcase

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    Copper sleeve re-make on a clone SZX

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    Fixed the copper Rig clone

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    I like the grunge feel that came out on this one.

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    Like post Apocalyptic. Nice

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    Patina forming on a copper Broadside clone

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    Dammmnnnn. That's an awesome shot.

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    Here's the whole thing

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    Copper Broadside clone done. Almost none of the greens or blues came through. Unfortunately, that's one of the side effects of using mustard - when it gets rinsed off, it usually takes most of the salt colors with it. Still, not a bad looking job though. Decided on a matte finish on this one.

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    Gonna try a dragon skin patina today through tomorrow. I hope it doesn't come out shitty.
     
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    I hope it turns out well. I had a hard time getting the fish net to stay down. But if you Cork both holes you may be able to pin it to the Cork.

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    Here's the front, back, and just now placed in the fume box:

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    Oh, it's a brass Broadside clone.
     
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    About 45 minutes in...

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    Drying:

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    Came out like shit. It's had 2 light clear coats. This is where I usually wet sand, then give it a final coal. I might just sand it down and try again.

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    Nice work, Chef...!
     
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    Not really, but thank you. Too blotchy looking. Gonna sand it down and try again.
     
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    Working on a few new things...

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    This one is for a VU member's nephew:

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    That's pretty sweet man.

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    Thank you!
     
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    So I left the grip part (middle) brass when I patina'd it, hoping to sand and polish the raised portions. Came out like crap. So I decided to alcohol ink the grip, and sand/polish the raised portions. Came out like crap again. So I painted the fucker. All better. :D

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    Copper Raptor clone


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    Wow....awesome

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    Thanks! It didn't come out how I wanted it to, but once I got over it I think I like it now. It definitely hits just as good as the authentic T6 Raptor I have.
     
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    I'm trying the patina.. got a mood drying as we speak.. doubt it'll be as pretty as yours but I'll try.. what if i dont like, any way to remove and try again?

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    Yup, just sand it down and try something different. That's the cool thing - it's not necessarily permanent unless you want it to be. Here are a couple that I did that I wasn't happy with, so I sanded them down and redid them. I guess they weren't really all that bad the first round, but I figured I could do better. After all, we are our own worst critics.

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    Ok, cool. Loving your work..especially the defend able...happens to be a mod i shelfed so practicing on that...thanks and will share a pic...if im happy

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    Needs cleaning up...its drying. How long do i let it sit? Theb a light sand and clear?[​IMG][​IMG]

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    I'd say about an hour. The best thing to do is give it an acetone bath. This gets rid of the excess salt, while leaving the patina intact. You can do it under a light stream of water, but it will wash out some of the patina. If you didn't sprinkle with salt, then just sand and or rinse to get your desired effect, let it dry (if necessary) again, then give it 2 light clear coats. Let it cure, sand again, then a heavier clear cot. Let that one cure, then sand/polish.

    Do you have high grit polishing paper/cloths? Use 6,000-12,000 for the best gloss possible.
     
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    Yes, salt was used...acetone like my wifes vail polish remover?....i have 150 gr paper...i can get finer tomorrow. No problem there... looks ok tho? Or should i redo?

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    Your base looks great - I think you'll be happy with the end result.
     
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    So the nail polish remiver and a light sanding and a ligh coat?

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    I dont do fb, youre my yoda in this one bro...
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    Dude, I don't mind helping, but I don't have time to be your source. The Facebook group is a great place with lots of information. It's free. Also look at YouTube. There's a lot more out there than I can possibly offer you.
     
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    Light Acetone....ill let dry give a light sand and a thin coat of clear..by timorrow night ill have a masterpiece[​IMG]

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    I meant yoda as in your thread...i know we all have lives...sorry if that came off the wrong way...

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    Gonna let it finish drying then give it an acetone bath. I'm hoping to keep about half the blue. We'll see in a couple hours.

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    Ready for a clear coat (or 3).

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    Not too happy with it with the clear coats. I'll probably sand it down and do it over. First I'll see what it looks like all put together. The colder weather seems to be having a negative (to me) effect on the aesthetics of the patina process.

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    Not any more... :(
     
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    I'll put it this way.... you do some really nice work.....:wave:
     
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    Thank you sir. :cheers:
     
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    It came out okay, just not what I was hoping for. These things can be hit or miss sometimes.

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    Still, very cool. I like peeking in here. Neat stuff you're doing :)
     
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