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Has anyone ever antiqued brass Im having problem locating antique brass parts for my steamers.I can find some stuff but not all.No Rockler dont have everything in antique finish

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most brass hardware you find is plated & the plating is pretty thin, any attempts to antique it strips the plating.

this is where i've gotten stuff from:  http://www.vandykes.com or http://www.restorationhardware.com

mandodad

I think I found the hasps at Van dykes. Thanks

Mandodad said:

most brass hardware you find is plated & the plating is pretty thin, any attempts to antique it strips the plating.

this is where i've gotten stuff from:  http://www.vandykes.com or http://www.restorationhardware.com

mandodad

Jens, try a mild solution of gun blueing, the stuff you get known as cold blueing.  I have used it before to age screws and other metal whe restoring fixtures such as replacement knobs and hinges on old cabinets.  I have used the hot bluing salts to make black colored hinges and cabinet hardware as well but hot bluing might be a little much on your brass but using the cold bluing process it is almost like painting and you can control is effect by buffing it off as it cures.

Hi Jens,

I've heard white vinegar works well- never tried it though..

Thanks Ill give that a try.Have some in cupboards so it should be a quick test

mo khan said:

Hi Jens,

I've heard white vinegar works well- never tried it though..

Try this place.

 

www.sculptnouveau.com

 

They have all the patina's you could ever imagine.  My favorite is Japanese Brown.

There are a variety of ways to add a patina to brass hardware. Vinegar is one way. Just wash the parts in vinegar and let dry.

 

Look at this sitefor more information.

 

 

Thanks Brass M this is a great site

That is a nice finish for sure ,Thanks

chilesdavid1 said:

Try this place.

 

www.sculptnouveau.com

 

They have all the patina's you could ever imagine.  My favorite is Japanese Brown.

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