Thank you!! Not long at all actually Tom. I used ACV vinegar fumes and sea salt. About 24 hours. My actual first attempt at a forced patina.Holy cow, now that is what I call a patina MonkeyNutts !
Now about how long would you say it took to get so green?
It certainly is wild looking, wow, very cool ! Have to thank
you for taking the time to give us this great look at this one !!!
Thank you! It should continue to darken over time. The cool thing with bronze/brass you can soak it in lemon juice/water or vinegar and it will remove all the patina back to virgin bronze. No harm done in the end if you want to change it etc. You bet!The thanks goes to you MN !!!
Boy oh boy, well done ! 🥇🏆 Honestly have heard of people
trying this, but we don’t often see it. ..Or have someone take
us along on the journey, or process like this. Yowza, you must
be ecstatic on how the watch turned out. 😲 It’s beautiful if
you ask me, plus I guess that it will continue to change as time
It’s like you have an unknown, infinite amount of watches in
one actually. Incredible stuff, thanks again for taking the time
to post this up !
I actually like bronze either like new or fully patina. My OCD does not work on naturally aged patina (middle ground) by waiting for it to turn. That’s just me. lol.Don’t mention it !
That’s just THE best how it can continue to change, or that you
can also go back to brand new mode in an instant like that MN.
In reality every time it changes you get a new watch, and the
possibilities are endless.
Then to return it to it’s original form is cool to know you can do
as well. All of it is is remarkable, as well as too much fun sir !
Thanks once again for the show, as well as great insight !!!
Thanks! Not so much, but the bronze will darken with time. Keep in the fumes as long as you like then take it out and let it dry. Then rinse it with cold water. Some of the coloring will wash off so don’t freak out if you think you went too far.Wow, looks salvaged straight off the sea floor. It’s amazing it only took 24 hours. Having seen your results I’d probably go with 6 hours at a time just to see what happens.
Did it keep corroding after you took it out?