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    Default Maratac AAA Cu tarnish progression

    Here's my Maratac AAA Cu starting to tarnish. Even though it would be ideal for me for it to get Statue Of Liberty green tarnished, Ill be happy if it goes down to 1974 penny down there...

    The high polished finish is putting me off , so I will probably ScotchBrite this light and get rid of the finger print magnetized shine. It will give it a nice satin finish and should tarnish well.

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    Cool bro! It will be nice to watch this change over time. I haven't been babying mine much either. I took a dip in the fish tank a week or two ago while doing some water resistance tests.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwfAKmlbv7w

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    I like the tarnish, it adds caracter.
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    This thread needs more pictures!

    Approx. 1 week of riding around in my pocket:


    I don't know if it'll ever hit Statue of Liberty green with the constant agitation, but in < 7 days it's already looking pretty cool!

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    Looks Beautiful ! ! !


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    That really is starting to look classic... almost steampunk
    Bring on the night...

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    wow, that looks great. i hope we see more companies put out copper lights.

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    While I love my current key chain light, I think that this will soon be replacing my old standby or at least go into rotation. As Homer Simpson would say, "it's tarnaliscious".
    "Screws fall out all the time, the world is an imperfect place". John Bender, The Breakfast Club

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    Mine is still shiny i can't wait for it to tarnish up

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    It's pretty easy to accelerate the tarnish. I live in a marine climate, so I don't have to speed up oxidation of metal, but if you need to, simply pee on the light. Or, pee in a cup and use a small paint brush to apply to the light. You'll be amazed how well it works.

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    The hot springs water where I used to work does wonders too. I guess I'll just have to pee on mine when it gets here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by donn_ View Post
    It's pretty easy to accelerate the tarnish. I live in a marine climate, so I don't have to speed up oxidation of metal, but if you need to, simply pee on the light. Or, pee in a cup and use a small paint brush to apply to the light. You'll be amazed how well it works.
    ur a classic Donn, i will keep that in mind for my copper mary.

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    The hot springs water where I used to work does wonders too

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    Quote Originally Posted by donn_ View Post
    It's pretty easy to accelerate the tarnish. I live in a marine climate, so I don't have to speed up oxidation of metal, but if you need to, simply pee on the light. Or, pee in a cup and use a small paint brush to apply to the light. You'll be amazed how well it works.
    I was just about to suggest this.

    I read an article in the newspaper recently where they sped up the tarnishing of a restored copper dome on an old cathedral over here by rubbing it in the urine of farm animals. It worked though, it's as green and old looking as ever now..

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    Quote Originally Posted by donn_ View Post
    It's pretty easy to accelerate the tarnish. I live in a marine climate, so I don't have to speed up oxidation of metal, but if you need to, simply pee on the light. Or, pee in a cup and use a small paint brush to apply to the light. You'll be amazed how well it works.
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    ur a classic Donn, i will keep that in mind for my copper mary.
    Hey Donn, maybe you could start your own flashlight tarnishing service.
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    Cool idea for a thread! I love the look of tarnished copper (and brass), so naturally I love the Maratac copper light. I'll have to post a pic once mine starts getting tarnished.

    PS. I'm not peeing on mine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toohotruk View Post
    Cool idea for a thread! I love the look of tarnished copper (and brass), so naturally I love the Maratac copper light. I'll have to post a pic once mine starts getting tarnished.

    PS. I'm not peeing on mine!
    I'll pee on one of the ones I'm giving away!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaichu dento View Post
    I'll pee on one of the ones I'm giving away!
    Please don't pee on mine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobjane View Post
    Please don't pee on mine!
    Sorry! The package is already taped shut!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaichu dento View Post
    Sorry! The package is already taped shut!
    Customs are going to flag it for illegal fertilizer import.

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    It's likely to take several years before it turns completely green.

    Tough to imagine that the Statue of Liberty once used to be such a beautiful shade of virgin copper.
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    I bet she was blinding to look at on a sunny day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toohotruk View Post
    I bet she was blinding to look at on a sunny day!
    Oh man that's the worst joke I've heard all day.

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    This thread has been quiet too long.


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    I like how yours is turning out calipsoii, keychain duty will prolly give it the surface treatment mine needs. I'm guilty of not touching mine since I posted those pics above. I want to give it a satin finish it but it kinda fell in the backburner. I will pick it up once my brass FFIII arrives, will have to give that one a nice touch up too.

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    As nuphoria said, these are very steampunk looking... these could go great with 50s aviator goggles and spiky gloves

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    A patina is something that I mostly associate with carbon steel knives. Cool photos.

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    Looks like it'll be quite awhile before they turn Statue of Liberty Green.
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    beautiful lights by the way... Copper is surely the best of the maratacs!
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