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How do I age pewter


Q. What chemicals do I need to used to age pewter? Where can I get them and how much do they cost?

Patrick Dennis
- OKC, Oklahoma


A. Gray to black for tin:

200 gm iron chloride

1 lit water

Cold immersion(only thoroughly degreased and oxide free objects!)

Bronze brown for tin:

3 gm ammonium chloride

12 gm copper acetate

20 gm vinegar

0,5 lit water

nitric acid - to reach pH 1 Goran Budija
- Zagreb,Croatia


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