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RE: [weathering] Brass chain to black.


Sep 14, 2005

 


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#3203 Sep 14, 2005

Is there an easy way of turning brass chain to black or silver black?

painting does not appear to be a good option and I hate to give up the

old chain. Thanks, RICK



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#3204 Sep 14, 2005

Birchwood Casey Brass Black from the local gunshop.

Or

Possibly Blacken-it from the LHS

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Is there an easy way of turning brass chain to black or silver black?

painting does not appear to be a good option and I hate to give up the

old chain. Thanks, RICK









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#3207 Sep 14, 2005

In a message dated 9/14/2005 5:46:55 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,

plebow@... writes:





Is there an easy way of turning brass chain to black or silver black?

painting does not appear to be a good option and I hate to give up the

old chain. Thanks, RICK







Micro-Mark sells a chemical to blacken brass.

Bob





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#3211 Sep 14, 2005

Rick,



Try giving the chain a dip in some Archer's Etchant that you can get from

Radio Shack. Keep checking the chain it by periodically rinsing it in a

container of clear water. When it has a dull finish, dip it in some

Birchwood Casey "Gun Bluing" solution for a few seconds. You can get the gun

blue at most sporting goods sections of places like Wal-Mart. If you don't

get the complete chain blackened, repeat the process until you do.



This technique has helped me blacken brass wire and also shiny metal

wheelsets. I haven't painted a wheel in a couple of years, yet they look old

and weathered as the roll over the rails on my layout.



As usual, don't forget to be careful when you use the etchant, such as wear

eye glasses, rubber gloves and have plenty of ventilation.



Hope this helps.

Tom Troughton

Please visit my model railroading and photography web pages at:

home.earthlink.net/~tomt491/home.html

home.earthlink.net/~tomt495/photohome.html

----- Original Message -----

From: "rickwilliams99" ricky_williams@...>

To: weathering@yahoogroups.com>

Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2005 4:39 PM

Subject: [weathering] Brass chain to black.





> Is there an easy way of turning brass chain to black or silver black?

> painting does not appear to be a good option and I hate to give up the

> old chain. Thanks, RICK



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#3218 Sep 16, 2005

You can use a blackening solution from good model or gun shops.

Dip in for a minute or so and out it comes black.





Regards

Rod Hutchinson

Growing Old Disgracefully

Melbourne, Australia





Is there an easy way of turning brass chain to black or silver black?

painting does not appear to be a good option and I hate to give up the

old chain. Thanks, RICK







Micro-Mark sells a chemical to blacken brass.

Bob







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