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    Some of my forced patinas on bronze buckles

    The bronze bug has bitten me good. While I've yet to acquire my first bronze cased watch, I have been messing around with some buckles and applying different patinas and finishes. These are just baby steps here, I plan on further mods-reshaping, cratering, acid etching...etc. So I figured I'd start a thread separate from my straps for this.

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    Re: Some of my forced patinas on bronze buckles

    Very nice, I really like the second one.
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    Re: Some of my forced patinas on bronze buckles

    No. 2 is awesome, but must be a little hard on the teeth to make!

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    Re: Some of my forced patinas on bronze buckles

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Smith View Post
    No. 2 is awesome, but must be a little hard on the teeth to make!
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    Re: Some of my forced patinas on bronze buckles

    Quote Originally Posted by amacman View Post
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    and if you broke your tooth . it'll fix it for ya.
    Nice. I also like the 2nd one.

    how did you distress the surface ? if you don't mind sharing.
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    Re: Some of my forced patinas on bronze buckles

    I bought a couple of your buckles, they are great quality...have you had any luck with a pinkish/reddish tone of patina ?
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    Re: Some of my forced patinas on bronze buckles

    Tony,

    That was careful work with metal chasing and ball peen hammers, a short soak in a weak liver of sulfur solution, and then torched until dry.

    Bwana,

    Thanks, I may be able to get the reddish tones with straight heat. I can also try heating while embedded in iron oxide. I was going to explore traditional verdigris next, but I will go for some red tones also.
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    Re: Some of my forced patinas on bronze buckles

    Quote Originally Posted by amacman View Post
    Tony,

    That was careful work with metal chasing and ball peen hammers, a short soak in a weak liver of sulfur solution, and then torched until dry.

    Bwana,

    Thanks, I may be able to get the reddish tones with straight heat. I can also try heating while embedded in iron oxide. I was going to explore traditional verdigris next, but I will go for some red tones also.
    Great, I'll keep an eye out for your progress...I need to match(kinda)this, looks like rose gold(but bronze).
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    Marathon GSAR
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    Omega SMP & 120m Baby Ploprof & AT 2500 & AT Railmaster
    Tutima DI300 & Pilot FX--Oris BC Regulator--Aquadive BS100 Bronze
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    Great, I'll keep an eye out for your progress...I need to match(kinda)this, looks like rose gold(but bronze).
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    Interesting challenge. I'm on it.
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    Re: Some of my forced patinas on bronze buckles

    Thanks for Sharing your idea with us.
    I suppose it's Not an easy thing to do. Hammering may result in deforming the overall Shape of any Surface.

    Great Work.
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