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rayna

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Blackening stainless steel
« on: March 10, 2017, 12:34:13 AM »

Hi I am looking to make some !:35 scale 3 rail handrail stanchions in 0.9 and 1.2mm stainless welding wire I am wondering if there is any method to get rid of the shiny finish either painting or by chemical dips.
Have a recommendation of black nail polish?
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jarvo

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Re: Blackening stainless steel
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2017, 08:36:37 AM »

Hi rayna, the model railway boys use a chemical that blackens the rods etc, called Slaters black, its on ebay and i think most railway shops stock it


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Re: Blackening stainless steel
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2017, 02:13:16 PM »

It depends on the grade of stainless steel. Low grade, you can silver braze and you might be able to chemically stain. The stainless steel wire I am used to had a high chrome content and nothing would touch it. Bit of a swine to work as well. nemesis
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Re: Blackening stainless steel
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2017, 01:17:05 AM »

Sorry all forgot to thank you for replies.
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