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Kipee
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Hello all,

a strange question for you but I'm sure someone here has the answer...

I have several sets of copper C&B in both polished and satin (or brushed) finishes, the polished cups have got a beautiful dark golden brown patina to them, BUT the satin cups just seem to turn a weird sort of greyish brown colour?

I appreciate the finish is different but being the same material I thought they would patina similarly?

Is there any way to even up this nasty grey back to a deep brown colour??

I'll try and get a pic or two if it would help clear up my description?

Thanks in advance!

Kieron
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My Mendoza Satin cups are the same grey/brown color. I did not spend much time with these cups because other cups arrived and I put more focus into those. So, my Satin Mendoza are just sitting around waiting for my attention. I am thinking I might leave my Satin cups outside in the rain one day to see what happens, but if this is a bad idea please let me know before I ruin them.

Let me know what happens to your cups whenever they change to your preference.

Have fun folks! Smile
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Clean the cups and remove the existing patina. Then degrease them. They should patinize correctly.

Keith -- don't leave your cups in the rain.
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Kipee
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What's the best way to go about this?

I tried to dig up a few old threads that referred to shellac cleaner......what's shellac cleaner?!

Can I get this or a suitable alternative in the UK??
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I don't believe I ever recommended shellac cleaner. I probably mentioned lacquer thinner or lacquer remover. I may have mentioned shellac thinner. Denatured alcohol would be a good substitute. However, a good washing with liquid detergent should do the job.
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Kipee
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Do I need to polish off the existing patina, or should a good clean up and regular handling be enough to bring the patina to a nice deep golden brown?

Posted: Jul 6, 2009 3:38pm
Ignore that-I couldn't see for looking!

Thanks for the advice Bill! I'll post again if I have any issues.

K
Al Kazam the Magic Man
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How about cleaning brass Johnson chop cups? Is brasso it? Is there a way to spray the cup with something to keep it nice and shiney? I don't have much patience with having to polish something all the time. I know I should have but at the moment I don't.

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JoJo
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