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Patination or darkening of aluminum leaf




2006

Hi
I am a artist working with aluminum leaf and I am trying to find a chemical that would darken aluminum leaf. The treatment needs to be spray applied or put on with a sponge as the work is in situ and vertical.
I am aware that ammonium may have some effect and will experiment soon, but if anyone know any other reactions I would be grateful.

Grant Reid
interiorist - London, UK


Try www.uspto.gov/ patents database-patent 5667599(download free full text).Hope it helps and good luck!

Goran Budija
- Croatia
2006




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