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What should sculptor use to electrolytically etch phosphor bronze?



(-----) February 14, 2008

Q. I'm a sculptor and want to etch info on my work.

David Kawecki
metal sculpture finishing - San Francisco, California, USA
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February 16, 2008

A. Try vinegar diluted with water(1:1); you can add some copper sulphate too (50 gm to a liter of solution). Object must be connected to +, stainless steel to - (of battery charger [affil. link to info/product on Amazon] as current source). Hope it helps and good luck!

Goran Budija
- Zagreb, Croatia
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February 16, 2008

A. I am by no means a professional, in fact I am still researching for my 1st etching project. But I read a good tutorial about a guy etching brass and you should be able to etch bronze in the same fashion.

steampunkworkshop.com/electroetch.shtml

Hope that helps.

Good Luck,
Sean

Sean Begley
Student - Nashville, Tennessee, USA
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April 1, 2013

Q. I am looking to etch the surface of silicon bronze wire and rod in production quantity. The surface should be "pebbled" when the process is complete and look as if it has been sand blasted with a fine media. What acid or combination would work best?

Mark Snelling
- Shelburne, Vermont USA
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