I have had some difficulties sealing a prototype ring I
fabricated from Sterling with Mokume Gane. I did my Mokume from
Copper, Bronze, Nickel and Brass. The inside of the ring is
Sterling. My son-in-law has been wear testing it for me. The
strip of Mokume reacted with his body chemistry quite quickly,
even though it is only on the outside surface of the ring. So, I
tried car wax. He is a para-medic and does some vigorous hand
washing. The wax just doesn’t hold up. So, I tried lacquer,
but I couldn’t get it to bond, even after a good scrubbing with
ammonia. What is the trick to applying lacquer?
Someone mentioned a product called Miro Bright (not sure of
spelling). Does anyone have any on this product and
where I can get it? Has anyone tried the “Tarnish Shield” listed
in Rio Grande’s catalog? Is there some kind of immersion product
that will work on the metals listed above?
Thanks in advance for the help.