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Staining Pewter


#1

Hello All

Is there anyone who can tell met how to stain pewter. Like I would
do with liver of sulpher on silver?

Thanks
Nicky
http://home.planet.nl/~grego079


#2
Is there anyone who can tell met how to stain pewter. Like I would
do with liver of sulpher on silver? 

Yes Nicky, scratch buff pewter then apply fresh liver of sulphur
until pleasing colour Is obtained, then wash well with washing up
liquids and an old toothbrush.

Sam.


#3

There are many alloys called pewter. This should work on them:

Make a mixture of one part nitric acid in 5 parts of water. Always
add the acid to the water! use a glass container and keep covered.
submerge the object in the solution. remove, rinse well with water and
dry with a paper towel.

be careful

jesse


#4

I believe that ferric chloride will work. Dilute nitric has already
been mentioned.

Andy Cooperman


#5

Hello all

Thanks for the advice on staining pewter.

The nitric acid done the job for me and it looks just like what I
had in mind.

I did try the liver of sulfur to but that didn’t do anything. There
was another advice but I never tried that one the nitric acid had
worked already.

I did have a bit of a problem finding out what nitric acid was. I
thought it was the pickle that I use for cleaning up the silver
after soldering but…no… I was so wrong. It was a mistake to try
that one. It started frothing and smelling of bad eggs so I quickly
washed it of.

If I knew only more about chemicals, if English was my mother
tongue, I would have far less problems understanding everything. LOL
learning every day.

Thanks again you lot is irreplaceable

Nicky
http://home.planet.nl/~grego079