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    Patina

    dont know if any of you guys watch vapingwithtwisted420 on youtube but i find him entertaining and i watch most of his vids to check out new products.

    recently he posted on his facebook some pics of some petina jobs he did on his mods, and i thought WOW that looks so cool, i read a little bit and saw theres many different ways to patina metals but most i didnt really like, except for this kind of gold/rustic patina he did on these two! (he used the "egg" method which seems to be just boiling a couple of eggs and putting the mod into a zip lock bag with them smothered over them.

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    facebook comments are a bi&*h to read through but im just wondering if anybody has experience with doing these kinda customisations to their mods, and if you can get a copper/brass/ss to look like these?

    looks freaking cool i think.

    also.. how do i embed an image? lol
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    They (obviously) look way better than my attempt but I learnt a few things.

    You generally have two options the boiled egg technique or the hanging salt spray version. Salt spray give you way more forced patterning where as the boiled egg techniuqe give a more even patina. Some reading material for you.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Su4iKk_5f0
    Tips on How to Use Boiled Eggs for Metal Patination - The Beading Gem's Journal

    and a cool fb group for examples/tips

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1400970210164174/

    And a few pointers I learnt the hard way.

    - Once you thing the mod tubes are ready rinse them under water and let them sit for 3-4 hours drip drying don't try and hand towel dry them you'll strip alot of the patina off before it sets.
    - If your using boiled eggs don't just put them in a sealed bag you will get spots with really heavy "burn in" where the egg is touching the mods. Grab this bowel smash eggs in the bottom, grab a plastic spread top (i.e penut butter) sit the mods upright in that. Seal it with a few wraps of cling wrap and put a band round the top. This just insures no egg gets on the mod directly.
    - Wait until your mod looks a bit darker than you want as it dries it gets lighter.
    - Remove any coating before you start, if its a coated mod it wont patina.
    - Make sure to seal it with something when you are happy with it.

    Oh and good luck its a fun project





    And last but not least remember to cover your threads before coating. *face palm*

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    nice! thanks for the info, also was that a copper or brass mod?

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    also.. how do i embed an image? lol
    they look the shizzle man - sick as dicks (or something).

    just out of interest, its only patina, so some elbow grease and brasso will take it all back out again right ? that way if not happy with the result you could, in theory, polish and start again (obviously you want the natural oxidisation to start first I think).
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    Quote Originally Posted by vengaman View Post
    they look the shizzle man - sick as dicks (or something).

    just out of interest, its only patina, so some elbow grease and brasso will take it all back out again right ? that way if not happy with the result you could, in theory, polish and start again (obviously you want the natural oxidisation to start first I think).
    Yeah hypothetically that works and people seem to have stripped them and and re patinaed them on that facebook group

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    yeah, im tempted to buy a copper vanilla or nemi and try it

    oh, u mean sick as tits? xD

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    wait, jimjamz did u say which method you used? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by nukem View Post
    yeah, im tempted to buy a copper vanilla or nemi and try it

    oh, u mean sick as tits? xD
    I was just looking for a vanilla copper clone to experiment with too
    great minds n all that
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    Quote Originally Posted by vengaman View Post
    I was just looking for a vanilla copper clone to experiment with too
    great minds n all that
    indeed good sir

    $25.80 Stingray Style Mechanical Mod - 1*18650 / copper + stainless steel at FastTech - Worldwide Free Shipping

    ^ not quite as sexy, but not bad for the price?
    if you find a cheap copper vanilla let me know

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