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Very scientific
Rcurl   8/27/2014 2:11:26 PM
I like the scientific way you went about ths!

I think it may have been me who mentioned the Imagineers' method of aging brass.  I have scoured the Internet, but I have not been able to find any references to the recipe. My vague recollection is that in addition to cow poo it included straw, vinegar, and molasses.  I could be wrong abnout the other ingredients- it's been many years since I got the tour of the "underside" of Epcot Center. 

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Llama dung
zeeglen   8/27/2014 11:17:35 AM
Max, would be interesting to experiment with llama dung on brass.  Google "Llama dung leather" to see other uses :>}

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dt_hayden   8/27/2014 10:30:54 AM
Your level of commitment to detail is commendable.

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antedeluvian   8/27/2014 10:14:31 AM

In ye olden times (and in 3rd world countries) tanning a hide to make leather used dung, urine, cow brains etc. and it sounds a bit like the process you have just followed. So perhaps modern tanning techniques would age the brass as well. I found this crowd (with an outlet in Hunstville).

Just a thought.

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Not an Aggie joke
betajet   8/27/2014 9:33:49 AM
A long time ago I read that Texas A&M used cow manure to age a new brick building so it would fit in with the others.  The technique was called "animal patina" IIRC.

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