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Best way to get solid black


#1

Hi Noel,

In my experience, the reason for uneven black is uneven finish
before applying the patina. So, do whatever you can to clean that
metal. Suggestions include:

-wire brush on a flex shaft with soapy water
-wet pumice on a toothbrush or bristle brush on a flex shaft
-the metal prep chemical sold by Reactive Metals

FWIW, I feel that Griffith’s Silver Black, which is now a Grobet
product, works better than Black Max.

Best wishes,
Cindy
http://www.cynthiaeid.com


#2

I didn’t find any on the suggested websites offered by
Orchid members that supplied the silver black liquid I am looking
for. Anyone know what I am trying to locate? Thanks, Joyce


#3

Another great surface to oxidize is a sand blasted surface. I’ve
gotten great results with it.

Jo Haemer
www.timothywgreen.com


#4

Don’t do silver anymore for years now, but the BEST way to get a
~solid~ black is enamel. Next would be Ceramit or similar, next
would be black antiquing paint… Too black for some tastes…