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Topic: How to make shinny brass look antique  (Read 529 times)
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« on: February 16, 2007 12:49:48 AM »

What a great forum!

I am building a wall clock and the only clock parts I could find were shinny brass.  There is a clear coat of lacquer on the brass to keep it shinny.

Is there a way to make this brass look antique with out removing the clear coat of lacquer?

I've tried "brass black" a chemical that will work if I remove the lacquer clear coat.  Removing the lacquer is not very practical because the clock face has brass parts that if I remove the lacquer finish it would probably harm the the rest of the clock face.

I've also tried "Rub N Buff" that didn't work either. It just rubbed right off.

I was thinking there must be a spray or something, that I could mask off the clock face and spray the brass with.

Just looking for any ideas that might work.



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« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2007 08:29:38 AM »

Don't know if this would work.....I would try masking off the parts you don't want done....spraying with a "matte" sealer and then use your Rub N Buff.  The matte sealer should take the Rub N Buff adhere better.

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