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Douglas Bordner

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#1 posted 07-06-2008 12:28 AM

Google “Patination chemicals”. Here is a good link
for leaf and patination chemicals that David Marks endorses.

The liver of sulfur will blacken the copper.

If you want the green hue try this link.

I found that is you have a Blick art supply store nearby, they have the full line of “Sophisticated Finishes” as well as the Liver of Sulfur.

Apparently the urine trick works with standard GI issue pee as well. Roofers that wanted to cure up copper flashing or roofing tiles would donate in a communal bucket and treat the days work at shift end.
Ammonia – where a good steak goes when it dies.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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