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Old 26th February 2008, 05:44   #1
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Default Rusting/Blackening Copper Chain

Does anyone know of an easy way to blacken and/or rust copper chain?
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Old 27th February 2008, 03:49   #2
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Default Re: Rusting/Blackening Copper Chain

Spray paint it?
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Old 27th February 2008, 03:55   #3
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Default Re: Rusting/Blackening Copper Chain

My wife does stained glass she uses novacan black patina.
It works well I used it on my logging chains.
It is nasty stuff dont spill it on your clothes.
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Old 27th February 2008, 04:45   #4
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Thanks,

I'll try the patina as painting was not working well

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Old 27th February 2008, 11:56   #5
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There used to be a product called "Blacken-it" it worked well not sure if it's still on the market.
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Old 20th December 2008, 02:57   #6
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Default Re: Rusting/Blackening Copper Chain

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There used to be a product called "Blacken-it" it worked well not sure if it's still on the market.
"Blacken it " was some sort of acid or other chemical that is readily available many places if you know the actual name for it -- I used to know what it was but I can't remember now-- anybody??
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Old 20th December 2008, 05:54   #7
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Try 'liver of sulfur' - whatever that is. It can be obtained from some garden shops and / or from jewelry making supply stores. It chemically blackens metals.
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Old 21st December 2008, 06:45   #8
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Blacken it Is still sold by "A West" company & is about 8 $ for a 4 oz bottle.
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Old 8th January 2009, 01:37   #9
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Default Re: Rusting/Blackening Copper Chain

I work at a waste water plant, and in a day, a penny will turn black from the h2s (hydrogen sulfide). I would recommend placing the copper in water with sulfer in it, or hanging it in the septic tank for a few days.
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