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"Speeding the aging of copper"
Is there a simple way to speed the aging oxidation of copper? I am using it for picture frames and want the patina on it asap.Richard Clay
- New Berlin, Wisconsin
Two possibilities: 1. Go to the book section and buy the book on patinas. 2. bake them in the oven at increasing temperatures and time until you find the one that gives you the oxidation level that you are looking for. I would experiment on scraps.James Watts
- Navarre, Florida
One of the Chemical advertisers below is near you and has suitable antiquing/oxidizing chemicals.
- EPI (Electrochemical Products Inc.) [a finishing.com supporting advertiser].
New Berlin, WI
Contact: Eric Olander
- Goleta, California
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