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Offline The Guardian

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Before & After......
« on: August 04, 2018, 05:07:26 PM »
Always like trying something different, just thought I would share the results......did a Patina process on the brass grips  :)  I liked the plain brass, but it just seemed like it could be....well, a little more, so I had a vision  ;D  The colors that developed included: purple, blue, green, & sub-dued brass.

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« Last Edit: August 16, 2018, 07:36:27 PM by The Guardian »
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Re: Before & After......
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2018, 05:40:24 PM »
Neat looking definitely unique

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Re: Before & After......
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2018, 06:39:31 PM »
How will you keep it at that level/intensity?

As brass oxidizes it gets darker/greener.
Better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it.  So, if you see me walking the dogs with my SIG 556R, its okay.

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Re: Before & After......
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2018, 06:53:19 PM »
How will you keep it at that level/intensity?

As brass oxidizes it gets darker/greener.

Like doing a rust-bluing finish......to stop the rusting/corroding process use a small amount of medium like an oil or WD40..... it will stop the process and preserve it in its current state. I just sprayed a small amount of WD40 on these and wiped them down....doesn’t make the grips slick at all.
« Last Edit: August 04, 2018, 07:25:09 PM by The Guardian »
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Re: Before & After......
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2018, 06:57:55 AM »
Nice job!

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Re: Before & After......
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2018, 02:26:20 PM »
where'd you get those magazine base plates?
they're gorgeous!

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Re: Before & After......
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2018, 09:59:32 AM »
That is an awesome looking gun!
Nicely played sir!!!

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Re: Before & After......
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2018, 10:24:10 AM »
where'd you get those magazine base plates?
they're gorgeous!

The forum member that came up with the design sold it to this company.....they make them now  :)

http://www.ppdbillet.com/CZ_75_Base_Plate.htm
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Re: Before & After......
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2018, 10:59:25 PM »
Awesome.
What process did you go through.

Quite ballsy to do that to a really expensive set of grips.

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Re: Before & After......
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2018, 12:37:49 PM »
That is very neat. I think it came out really well.

Thank you for the pics.
Will work for CZ pics! (including but not limited to all CZ clones)

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Re: Before & After......
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2018, 08:40:00 PM »
Funky and fresh. Nicely done

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Re: Before & After......
« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2018, 10:28:32 PM »
Awesome.
What process did you go through.

Quite ballsy to do that to a really expensive set of grips.

Ammonia soaked paper towels with table salt shaken onto the paper towel then the grip placed grip side down onto the paper towel and then put it in a zip lock freezer bag. The fumes help with the process so don’t just leave them in open air. I checked it after about 2 hours and then after about 8. There were some spots that weren’t corroding quite like I wanted so I added some additional ammonia and salt to get it working a little more to my liking. In all I left them to patina (sounds better than corrode ;D) for about 24 hrs.

And.....yes, it was a leap of faith, but then again it was a somewhat calculated risk. Can’t say I knew exactly what the result was going to be but was open to being a mad scientist for a bit.....emphasis on the mad part  ::)
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“I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, and I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same from them."  John Wayne as J.B Books in "The Shootist" 1976

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Re: Before & After......
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2018, 11:06:50 PM »
Awesome.
What process did you go through.

Quite ballsy to do that to a really expensive set of grips.

Ammonia soaked paper towels with table salt shaken onto the paper towel then the grip placed grip side down onto the paper towel and then put it in a zip lock freezer bag. The fumes help with the process so don’t just leave them in open air. I checked it after about 2 hours and then after about 8. There were some spots that weren’t corroding quite like I wanted so I added some additional ammonia and salt to get it working a little more to my liking. In all I left them to patina (sounds better than corrode ;D) for about 24 hrs.

And.....yes, it was a leap of faith, but then again it was a somewhat calculated risk. Can’t say I knew exactly what the result was going to be but was open to being a mad scientist for a bit.....emphasis on the mad part  ::)
Cool.

So whenever I have seen brass corrode to green I see physical buildup of the oxidation. Did you get that? Brush it off and  underneath is still green?

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Re: Before & After......
« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2018, 11:21:06 PM »
where'd you get those magazine base plates?
they're gorgeous!

The forum member that came up with the design sold it to this company.....they make them now  :)

http://www.ppdbillet.com/CZ_75_Base_Plate.htm

thanks guardian.
do you know if there's anyone else making them?  looks like ppd billet has suspended taking orders.

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Re: Before & After......
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2018, 11:24:17 PM »
where'd you get those magazine base plates?
they're gorgeous!

The forum member that came up with the design sold it to this company.....they make them now  :)

http://www.ppdbillet.com/CZ_75_Base_Plate.htm

thanks guardian.
do you know if there's anyone else making them?  looks like ppd billet has suspended taking orders.
They come back in stock pretty regularly.

Just check back. They will post the date that they will do their next production run and you can visit the site and place an order.

Order extras for future guns.