Translate German to English - Click here to open Altavista's Babel Fish Translator Click here to learn about all those symbols by people's names.

leftlogo.jpg (20709 bytes)

Upgrade to Premium Membership

Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#295320 03/07/2014 01:16 AM
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 3,741
Likes: 8
S
OP Offline
S
Joined: Aug 2001
Posts: 3,741
Likes: 8
Hi guys I have a re-plated Rad leader's dagger. Really nice job but far too shiny. What can I use or do to age the finish? Thanks, Ryan S

Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 550
T
Offline
T
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 550
I've never tried it, but I've read several articles on the hard boiled egg method. Use at your own risk!

https://www.simplybeadskitclub.com/newsletters.html?mode=issue&issue_id=607&department_id=49

I once aged a reproduction trigger guard on a trapdoor rifle. I actually left it outside exposed to the weather for a few days until it reached the finish of the original metal. Of course I doubt you'd want to leave your dagger out in the rain smile


Last edited by timboo; 05/06/2014 01:12 PM.
timboo #297292 05/06/2014 03:58 PM
Joined: Feb 2000
Posts: 6,597
Likes: 15
Offline
Joined: Feb 2000
Posts: 6,597
Likes: 15
There are several chemicals that can dull the finish. Do a web search for Aluminum Black, Nickle Black, etc.


[Linked Image from germandaggers.com]
Visit us at www.GermanDaggers.com
Contact me at Vern@GermanDaggers.com
Vern #297441 05/10/2014 09:42 PM
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 4,077
Offline
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 4,077
Abrasive materials such as steel wool, fine sandpaper and emery cloth, and abrasive polishing liquids and pastes can work. Liquid chlorine and acidic and base liquids such as "Aluminum Bright" can also dull the finish. Using these products is always risky. Most, such as chlorine, should be diluted prior to use. usually you should apply and immediately remove, then apply again, etc, to make sure the "aging" process is slowly achieved. I've never done it, but I've heard household vinegar, mildly acidic, works, but takes a long time. But, that might be the wiser course to take. I wouldn't jump in with both feet and go all over the blade at first. I would use very small test areas to see what happens. I understand the best way to get desired results is to slightly overly treat the blade and then use a mild polish to slightly brighten it up. Dealing with metal is usually a touchy process. As always, proceed with caution and go slowing, examining the blade as you go.


Link Copied to Clipboard
Popular Topics(Views)
2,216,124 SS Bayonets
1,715,491 Teno Insignia Set
1,079,421 westwall rings
Latest New Threads
Daniel Peres tags
by BretVanSant - 05/20/2022 03:15 AM
My first WWI Camo German Helmet
by cwswords - 05/19/2022 10:15 PM
Imperial artillery lion head... with doll's eyes
by Herman V. (aka Herr Mann) - 05/17/2022 02:49 PM
SS Tagged?
by Vern - 05/16/2022 11:43 PM
Luftwaffe Machete
by BretVanSant - 05/12/2022 10:00 PM
Latest New Posts
Kleingärtner
by Dave - 05/21/2022 06:19 PM
Daniel Peres tags
by Vern - 05/21/2022 06:07 PM
My first WWI Camo German Helmet
by Eric26 - 05/21/2022 12:59 AM
Totenkopf ring 1938
by Sarcasmos - 05/20/2022 07:33 PM
RLB Leader questions
by BretVanSant - 05/20/2022 01:41 PM
Forum Statistics
Forums42
Topics31,156
Posts322,854
Members7,160
Most Online5,900
Dec 19th, 2019
Who's Online Now
2 members (TRIPLE T, jean), 37 guests, and 81 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5