What about a blackening agent for gold? I hate that "antiqueing"
or black paint. We frequently use Gun Metal Black from rio, and
plate that on. Its shinny, glossy black, similar to black rhodium
(which is much more expensive).
hi mark p.
there is a product called winox that is good, and then there is
a product called jax silver and gold blackener that is ok but not
as good. they are both available from borel & frei in san fran.
tell me about this gun metal black. there is something called
gun blue that you can buy from gun places that works on copper,
brass, sterling. just rub it on and it is flat black. do you
actually plate the gun metal black on? i think the black rhodium
is rhodium contaminated with copper. one can cantaminate ones own
rhodium by using copper wire tied to the work piece. that one
doesn’t work here anymore.
were you the one having trouble with the lindstrom obliqe
cutter? i posted a source for an alternative brand but i think
you were on vacation. the source is Dov G. Sagive Enterprises
Inc. 503.225.0570.the plier series is called ‘durox 2000, hm
series’. their cutters are just as expensive (40.00) as
lindstrom, but the steel appears very tough. i’ve used them
briefly at a workshop hosted by ray holliday.i do not own them.