Maratac AAA Cu tarnish progression

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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...:D

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.:devil:

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This thread needs more pictures!

Approx. 1 week of riding around in my pocket:
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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 :thumbsup:
 
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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".:thumbsup:
 
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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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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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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.:sick2: It worked though, it's as green and old looking as ever now..
 
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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.

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.:crackup:
 
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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! :duh2:
 
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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! :duh2:
I'll pee on one of the ones I'm giving away!
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