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Transform a brass chain into iron chain

Brass chain into iron

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MESSIS

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How can I do that? Is there any chemicals? I heard aceto and then saltwater will do. Somebody told me just paint after aceton with the vallejo act. iron paint
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MESSIS

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I apriciatte any advise guys
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Tadeusz43

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Hi,

Chemical blackening is the best solution.

http://modelshipworl...ackening +brass

 

Tadeusz


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BANYAN

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Yep, chemical blackening is the way to go (I use Birchwood Casey Blackener) - have a look at my build log (near the end) where I have done the rudder pendant chains just that way.

 

cheers

 

Pat


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tlevine

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You first must remove any finish from the brass chain.  Solvents like acetone or acids might work.  Since I prefer to stay away from chemicals when possible, I flame brass on the stove before attempting to blacken it.  Just be careful not to melt it!


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Denis R

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Yep, chemical blackening is the way to go (I use Birchwood Casey Blackener) - have a look at my build log (near the end) where I have done the rudder pendant chains just that way.

 

cheers

 

Pat

BANYAN is correct it is the only way to go.

But make sure you clean the brass first with diluted Hydrochlric acid then wash it off with clean water.

Hope this helps you.

 

Denis.


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There are some good suggestions on using Birchwood casey on this thread. I love the stuff :)

Cheers

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http://modelshipworl...sey#entry289798
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