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 Posted: Mon Aug 15th, 2011 10:11 pm
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oagaspar
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I took Scotts lead and decided to patina the 1500...I used a liver of sulphur gel,which took only a few minutes to get a rich antique look...

http://www.cooltools.us/Cool-Tools-Liver-of-Sulfur-in-Gel-Form-2oz-p/pol-802.htm

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 Posted: Mon Aug 15th, 2011 10:37 pm
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More pics Oscar, didn't catch it so much there...

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 Posted: Mon Aug 15th, 2011 11:22 pm
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maybe a little before & after will help,Will...I did remove some of the patina with a cape cod cloth since the 1st pic above...

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 Posted: Mon Aug 15th, 2011 11:29 pm
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I see, but you didn't use much sulphur in fact, I was expecting more tarnish old navy brass look...Anyway, it gives a good vintage appearanceThumbsUp02.gif

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 Posted: Mon Aug 15th, 2011 11:46 pm
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Looks good, just a little jump start to the aging process.

Btw...thanks to all the photos you and Scott have been posting, I broke down and ordered my bronze 1500 this morning. 

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 Posted: Tue Aug 16th, 2011 04:07 am
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the 1500 is actually much darker/tarnished than in the wrist shot...direct sunlight isn't the best light source to show off the nice patina...below is a pic of the watch once it comes out of the gel/water solution after about 3-5 min.,it's almost black...after washing it and hitting it with a Sunshine polishing cloth,it lightens up.I am going to do a brush effect next,this will hopefully allow me to control the dark blue/black patina to areas I want it at...the dark blue patina is very cool,and looks like gun blueing...with Scotts help I should be able to get an awesome finish.ThumbsUp02.gif



Q&D from under my desk lamp...

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 Posted: Tue Aug 16th, 2011 03:12 pm
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Very beautiful, Oscar. I think you nailed it this time. Will the buckle blend? bravo.gif

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 Posted: Tue Aug 16th, 2011 03:15 pm
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WOW!

I mean WOW!

Did I say WOW!

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 Posted: Tue Aug 16th, 2011 03:52 pm
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TY Guys...pics don't do the finish justice imo...there are some really awesome blue and green tones in there!.in order to get this finish I used a Sunshine cloth(rouge cloth) to remove any unwantted patina,and then again with a Cape Cod cloth,paying attention to the edges that I wanted lighter,than another bath in soap and water,using a soft toothbrush..this will leave a nice even finish,without the blotchy spots all over like the bottom pic above...Jeff,my buckle was made from a different bronze,but in contrast,it matched up pretty close...I'll take some pics asap.ThumbsUp02.gif

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 Posted: Tue Aug 16th, 2011 04:16 pm
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That's awesome Oscar!!!bravo.gif

I absolutely love the 1500 in Bronze, and as you know I'm a sucker for some nicely developed patina...very nicely done!

Enjoy the chemistry experiment!

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 Posted: Wed Aug 17th, 2011 01:48 am
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oh man! That looks great!!
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Yes indeed looking good!

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