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topic 10591

A Patina On Stainless Steel


Does anyone have a treatment that will add a lead down spout like or other toned down like patina to Stainless Steel? Any acid treatment? Other? Thanks.

Carl G. Bartholomaus
- Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania


We are looking for the same thing! Did you find any solution?

K Hyber
Studio Urbis - Oakland


There is a proprietary anodizing process for stainless steel called 'Prismatic' that may do what you want. Ask B&M Finishers about it.

Ted Mooney, Teds signature
Ted Mooney, P.E. RET
Pine Beach, New Jersey


Electrolitic patina for stainless steel(Cr/Ni 18/8):


sodium chromate....7,5 gm Object=anode,lead= cathode,7o-95 C/1,3 V

o,oo6 A/dm2,5-5o min. color sequence:brown-blue-yellow-redish brown-purple-green

Goran Budija
- Zagreb,Croatia

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