Brass Finish?

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Old 01-28-06, 09:21 AM
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Brass Finish?

How and what can I use to turn a cuboard turn from a polished brass finish into an antique brass finish cheaply? Is there a house hold chemical that can be rubbed on? turpintine, paint remover, mineral spirits? Thanks Kris
 
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Old 01-28-06, 02:20 PM
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Generally, ammonia fumes (not the actual ammonia liquid):

http://www.whitechapel-ltd.com/tech/antique_brass.shtml
 
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Old 01-28-06, 06:03 PM
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...and it must be solid brass

What's a cuboard turn?
 
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Old 01-29-06, 03:46 AM
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It is small lock that has an oval shaped knob. It is not solid brass. I have too older ones in the house and want to as best I can give the new one (which only comes in stainless or polished brass for a reasonable price) the same antique look. Thanks
 
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Old 01-29-06, 05:25 AM
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Thank you
I remember those now

I believe the process only works on solid, un-lacquered brass
Which your piece is neither

I have not tried in on a piece like that myself to tell you it won't work for sure though
We used to send pieces out when I worked at a brass shop, and they wouldn't take lacquered, enameled, epoxied, or plated
Just raw solid brass

If you do give it a try, please let us know if it works

Off-hand, my advice as a former brass dealer would be to bite the bullet and pay for the matching handle
 
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