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cupsandballsmagic
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Instant patina.... really?

I know that some of you love your cups nice and shiney (Donnie!) and some love a nice patina, well Bruce has written a wonderful article that will quickly and easily allow you to create the later, instantly!

Bruce's results are wonderful and use something you probably already have in your kitchen! Bruce kindly wrote up part 1 and is going into more depth in part 2.

Thank you Bruce!
http://www.cupsandballsmagic.com/Instant-Patina-Part-1.html

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I've been waiting for this one. thanks Bruce & Bri.
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Great findings, thanks, Bruce and Brian.

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Thanks guys! I thought that might by your response Donnie! It's only fair to mention that no cups were harmed during the process!
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Donnie... Just walk away... walk away... LOL.
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You know Donnie, you could look at it this way... Bruce is SEALING in the shine and protecting it, safely underneath that patina....
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Donnie I won’t include photos of the chrome Cups with a patina.
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Bruce kindly sent me part 2 of his great article! It's up on the site now for those who have been waiting (and if Donnie wants to torture himself some more..)

Thank you Bruce!

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Congrats! I think you already won "the weirdest thing I've read on the internet this week" award, and it is only Monday!

The winning quote: "The best thing I have found so far that gives a somewhat faster than normal result (all things being relative), is to sleep with the Cups between my pajama shirt and stomach."


Bri and Bruce... you guys are great. Thanks for your contributions...

-Lee
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I think this is called "the kangaroo method."
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Yes... I warned in part one, things would be a little weird. I want to be clear... it is scientific! No way a fetish... LOL.

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Bruce, you are truly the Jane Goodall of goblets!

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That is Doctor Bruce to you sir... LOL
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"Nothing comes between me and my Sherwoods."
"The Swatter"

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My Chickasaw name is "Throws Money at Cups."

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Bill... I missed your “Kangaroo Method,” comment... funny.

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They look great. I've got the Magic inc cups that I've had for probably 35 years - naturally patina'd..but if I ever get new cups, I'll probably use this method.....
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I think I'm going to need part 2 because part 1 has less than desirable results. The cups are "blotchy".
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Domino... Don’t give up; try giving them a wipe down with the denatured alcohol and try again. After wards give them a good rise with warm water and handle them or try the under your shirt method, this should even out the blotchiness.

If you can PM me some photos to look at. It took me several tries to get repeatable results.

Good luck,
Bruce
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Here is another interesting technique:
Bake the polished copper cups in your conventional kitchen oven at 500 °F until the desired patina is achieved. These cups were baked for about 30 minutes. (Actually placed them directly on the rack and allowed the oven to heat up to operating temperature with the cups inside, so the total length of time in the oven was about 45 minutes.) The cups have a variety of colors in them - reds, green and golds. I noticed that when the oven had just reached 500° the cups were a wild looking red. I should have taken them out and taken a picture at that time. Then they turned a silver looking hue after about 15 minutes at 500°, and after 30 minutes at 500°, this was what came out:
Image


Copper will not melt until temperatures reach 1084.62 °C, 1984.32 °F. Neodymium will be ruined at 500° so don't try this on Combo Cups.

Note: No cups were harmed in the production of this photograph and all copper was restored to a brilliant shine after the test.
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