So my iTaste VV 3.0 stopped working today so I ran down to my local spot Sunset <a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid
_c_7.html”>vapor to get a new VV <acronym title="Advanced Personal <a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid
_c_7.html”>vaporizer, aka mod
“>APV, specifically one that used 18650 batteries since i have quite a few for my mod
ded surefire flashlights and didn’t want to buy any more batteries. The owner Bill and a friend of his were working on some very nice and very expensive copper mech mod
s which I don’t know much about so I hung out, tried some new <a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid
_c_7.html”>vape, and was quite intrigued when Bill showed me a couple of all copper mod
s that he had artificially accelerated the patina process giving one of them just a subtle amount where it really looked like the kind of patina that takes years. The other was "patina in the extreme", where it had blues and greens all over the thing and it looked really good. Well, instead of spending too much money on a Seven or Provari, I remembered the other day reading about how the ugly Vamo v3 is made of brass with a chrome plating. As a side job I restore
antique furniture so i decided to save a lot of money and grab the Vamo and within an hour of getting home, I completely disassembled it, made a custom mandrel so I can spin the tube via my makita power drill and wet sand it down to bare brass. I then polished things up so it was like a mirror (the more polished the better when artificially antiquing) and this photo is where i’m at.
The brass used is pretty sub-par with hues of both yellow and red brass, but from my experience antiquing drawer pulls, knobs, etc… that bit of red brass usually brings extra color. I’ve gotta run down to the local supermarket and grab some clear ammonia (never use the sudsy or lemon stuff), so I’ll post some more photos in a bit once the brass gets some color going. just exposing brass to ammonia <a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid_c_7.html”>vapor tends to bring greens and browns to the metal. Add some salt directly to the metal and it should see some killer blues, and hopefully red. The higher copper content of the reddish areas should.
be back in a bit. Hopefully this goes smoothly because it’s always a craps shoot.