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sam i am
January 07, 2002, 18:29
I remember reading a post about using black shoepolish to darken the metal. I think you applied it right after it came out of the tank. I am about to do my G1 kit and was thinking of trying it.
Anyone ever do this? Were you satisfied w/the results?
January 07, 2002, 20:43
I tried black leather dye (liquid). Total waste of money.
January 08, 2002, 00:15
i saw that post also and will tyr it when the time comes. i also think i will try the tints they use in paint.
January 08, 2002, 00:48
Use an acid bath before you put it in the tank. 10 to 1, H2O - Muratic Acid. Mine come out nearly black if I have it hot enough.
January 08, 2002, 16:24
I think Derby hit the nail on the head. Heat is key with the darker parkerizing (maganese phosphate).
sam i am
January 08, 2002, 17:59
How hot are you talking? 190 - 200 degree heat?
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