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Patina for Argentium


#1

Was: Sealing silver to prevent oxidization

Hello Mark,

Argentium doesn't patina unevenly. It takes patina a tiny bit
slower but it is even and works great. 

I use Technic’s Tech-ox “P” on all silver alloys, even Argentium.

Technic, Inc.
1 Spectacle St.
http://www.technic.com


#2

Hi Susan,

Argentium doesn't patina unevenly. It takes patina a tiny bit
slower but it is even and works great. 

Well, if I had known that I would have used it (live and learn). I
had enought AS to make this thing and should have experimented with
oxidizing it. I figured it would oxidize but only go to shades of
brown rather than black with liver of sulphur. I had a silver braclet
that I had to make a few new button-like links for, I made them out
of sterling silver, the SS ones oxidized to a black and the original
links only went to a brown. It was frustrating trying to get the
finish on the whole bracelet to match perfectly. So I assumed that
the original links were AS and that was why they wouldn’t oxidize as
dark. But that was an assumption on my part and was apparently wrong
(sure not the first time). Thanks for the tip Susan, I will remember
that next time.

Mark


#3

Jeff, You mentioned that you use Technic’s Tech-ox “P” to patina all
silver alloys including Argentium. The Technic website seems
impossible to navigate…what is it and why do you use it? Just
curious… vera