I have used lacquer # 2105 from G.W,.Nicklaus outside of Chicago. (I don’t
have their number here) This clear lacquer is non-yellowing, and produces
a beautiful finish on bronze or silver. They make many different products
for spraying, dipping, brushing, and are very helpful on the phone. They
also have sample sizes available. I only use lacquer on my small
sculptures that aren’t handled alot. I also use it for small bits of brass
in my silver jewelry. If used on the whole piece, it will eventually wear
off and the piece will look worse than if if was just tarnished.
I use Eastman color metal dyes, and various patinas and dyes from
Sculpt-Nouveau. I(on bronze) need to lacquer these pieces, but so far,
when I dip them, the colors are dissolved and run together, or over the
areas I wish to keep as bright bronze. Sculp N told me to spray first with
a urethane, and then dip in the lacquer, but the dipping still causes the
above disaster. These are on pieces that go outside. Someone suggested I
thin the lacquer with acetone instead of lacquer thinner. Would this make
a difference? Does anyone have a suggestion?