patina on bronse


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Posted by Dan Leonhardt on September 15, 1998 at 11:41:08:


I'm a goldsmith by trade so if someone can offer any suggestions I'd appreciate your help.

I have a good customer who brought a bronse pot with a "beheaded" cast dragon. It was lead soldered on so I took a chance and risked the patina to re-solder it. All went fine except now I have a "bald" spot on the head. What must I use to re-patina this spot? It still is brown in color--just a little lighter now.

Thanks for any suggestions.


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