Garden Gate III #9: Patina

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Blog entry by newTim posted 01-31-2010 05:18 AM 4120 reads 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well with all the rain days and other projects I finally got some sunshine and time to apply the patina. It only takes about 15 minutes once you have the right setup. Like most things I’m learning that less is more. Less pre-heat, less chemical, and less flame. I held the torch a couple feet back from the copper and let the chemical set a few seconds before applying some more heat/flame; again staying back a couple of feet and moving the torch. The panel sat in the sun for about an hour. Tomorrow I’ll let it sit in the morning sun and then will try to set the patina with Permalac. My neighbor/customer really liked it so I’ll see if I can control the color.

-- tim hill

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#1 posted 01-31-2010 05:37 AM

Wow Tim
That came out so cool. great job.

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#2 posted 01-31-2010 05:59 AM

Really nice. I love the colors.

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#3 posted 01-31-2010 07:26 AM

I like the … blues … great work

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#4 posted 02-01-2010 07:32 PM

Great stuff !!

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