> I made a beautiful entertainment center stained glass door insert with my
> dad at Christmas (my first project). He was so proud of our first
> father/daughter project. I don't have the heart to call and ask him what I
> did wrong with the patina. We used the copper tape and then used lead
> solder to hold it together. I wiped a copper patena over the whole thing
> and it looked OK. It has been on for about two months and now where the
> patena turned the lead copper color it is turning black. How can I fix
> this before he comes to visit? What did I do wrong? :(
it's nothing you did, basic patinaes tend to turn a dark brown to black
over time (it patinaes). to revive it's copper look, use either
chem-o-pro or a light duty metal polish, or even a light car wax. and
carefull buff up the panel. don't push to hard though or the patina, may
rub off. then, if you don't have the supplies at home, you can spray on
some original spray pledge (yeah the furniture wax), to protect it and
make the rest of the panel shiny.
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