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 Post subject: Edison Opera Automatic Brake
PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 12:18 pm 
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Victor I
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I got my hands one one that was in the original steel. I arranged to have it copper plated. What are some good techniques to put a brown patina on it.

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V6

Edit. I got some brown antiquing copper agent.


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 Post subject: Re: Edison Opera Automatic Brake
PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 8:40 pm 
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To create the original look, after the browning agent, buff small areas with a small buffing wheel, going down to the copper below, creating the original style pattern. Then clear coat it.


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 Post subject: Re: Edison Opera Automatic Brake
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 1:12 pm 
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Can you please post the details of this "browning agent" - maker, source, content, technique...and maybe a photo of the label?

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 Post subject: Re: Edison Opera Automatic Brake
PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:42 am 
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On my Opera, the shut off rod is fine, but the rubber bumper on the end wore off. It's about the size of a pencil eraser. Any suggestions for replacing that?


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 Post subject: Re: Edison Opera Automatic Brake
PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:09 pm 
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Office supply stores used to sell erasers in small packages for mechanical pencils.


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