We have been playing around with the BLF copper A01 in that thread and got a bit off-topic by experimenting with ways to force the patina. So I figured we could benefit from a new thread dedicated to the subject and open it up to other metals and models.
Some love the natural patina developed over time(months, years, decades) while others fight any and all tarnish with lacquer or climate controlled safes.
I learned of a trick to hasten the development of patina on my A01 and really like its effect.
My wife hated this stuff and I had put it in the dispenser out in the garage. When I saw it mentioned online, I found it was still there. I just got a glob and started rubbing it into it. As it started to dry, I rinsed it off and applied more. After about 2 hours of flashturbation….patina fina. As I understand, it’s the sulpher compounds that do the tarnishing.
Palmolive® Original ingrediants
Ammonium lauryl sulfate
Ammonium laureth sulfate