DocBlake Posted April 23, 2014 Share #1 Posted April 23, 2014 I wanted to avoid painting my Britannia metal fittings. Black paint on the guns just didn't look realistic. If I used Blacken-It, a dark crust would form, which rubbed off with a paper towel, leaving a barely darkened piece of metal. What to do? I started by soaking the parts in a 50:50 solution of muriatic acid and water for 10 minutes. This cleaned and I think etched the surface a bit. Then into Blacken-it, full strength, for 10 minutes after rinsing. I polished the pieces with paper towel and Q tips, and while darker, they weren't where I wanted them. The last step was to soak the parts for 10 minutes in "Brass Black" Metal Finish by Birchwood Casey. After cleanup with paper towels and Q tips, almost no finish came off and the parts were a dark gunmetal color. Perfect! In certain lighting they almost have a faint bronze cast to them Here is a photo Dave Landlubber Mike, WackoWolf, NMBROOK and 4 others 7 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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