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Mark Shymanski

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#1 posted 07-05-2008 08:26 PM

I understand that traditionally some of the copper church roofs of Europe were coated with mare’s urine to give it the classic green colour. There is something about the pH of mare’s urine (and presumeably not stallion’s) that etches the copper to the desired colour.

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