Oxidizing Brass

DebbieInMiamiJanuary 9, 2005

I was not sure which board to post this, so I will try this one and hope someone can help me.

I have a desk that has 6 brass bail pulls on it. What I would like to do, is just antique them or oxidize them so they do not have a gold tone any longer. To replace them with silver ones (which is really what I would like to do)would cost me more than the desk itself and it's not worth the expense.

Does anyone know if this is possible? THANKS!

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gooseberry_guy

Debbie,

This is your lucky day! Check the link below. If you need more information, just do a search for brass oxidizing liquid.

GG

Here is a link that might be useful: What you are looking for

    Bookmark   January 9, 2005 at 8:43PM
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wiz4867

Hi Debbie
Take a look at (kitchen cabinet hardware.com). Have you serched the internet? Try typing hardware cabnet in the address bar. Should come up with a lot of hardware companies. good luck bill

    Bookmark   January 9, 2005 at 10:10PM
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wiz4867

Hi Debbie;
Look at the post ( down about 21 posts ) from yours. "How do I make it look old " bill

    Bookmark   January 9, 2005 at 10:42PM
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spambdamn_rich

You might consider nickel pulls. They look nice, IMHO.

    Bookmark   January 9, 2005 at 11:34PM
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bus_driver

At the risk of repulsing everyone, if the parts can be removed, immerse them in urine. Check them frequently. The chemical urea will tarnish them nicely.

    Bookmark   January 14, 2005 at 6:18PM
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gooseberry_guy

Bus Driver,

If your hands get rough and chapped, you can get a cream made with it too!!

GG

Here is a link that might be useful: Ureacin skin softener

    Bookmark   January 14, 2005 at 11:18PM
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spambdamn_rich

And if it doesn't work, it makes a great addition to compost.

    Bookmark   January 15, 2005 at 11:35PM
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gooseberry_guy

It'll definitely help you grow greener grass, just don't use too much or it will look like a million dogs have used your lawn for a bathroom!!!!!

GG

    Bookmark   January 16, 2005 at 10:43AM
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spambdamn_rich

Compost that has been enriched with urea, and properly aged, would be harmless to lawns. See the Soils and Composting forum for more info.

Anyway, it's my understanding that it's dog feces, and not dog urine, that causes burns in lawns.

    Bookmark   January 16, 2005 at 12:42PM
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gooseberry_guy

Nitrogen from the urea is what gives you that nice green color to your grass, but like everything else, if you overdo it, it just kills it from a nitrogen overload. Now since dog squirtz contains urea, that is what causes brown spots where your dog goes. Dog feces only make your shoes brown!

GG

    Bookmark   January 16, 2005 at 1:48PM
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spambdamn_rich

Dog feces is full of nitrogen as well.

    Bookmark   January 17, 2005 at 10:46PM
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ctvolfan

I have what I am pretty sure is a brass sink even though when I bought it, it was supposed to be copper. It was copperish in color but with lots of toothpaste left sitting in it from my son it started getting really spotted. I used some TSP with a green scouring pad to clean it and all of the dark finish came off and now it is just a bright brass finish.

I would really like to oxidize it or something to get it to look similar to the way it did look such as a copperish or even and antique brass color. My question is, if I can get the color changed by oxidizing it and it being a sink, will the water ruin the oxidation? Sorry to be so long winded!

    Bookmark   February 23, 2009 at 9:11PM
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