Etching wire clip - how to darken finish?

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Etching wire clip - how to darken finish?

Postby Darth_cholo » Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:37 pm

I etched a wire clip to get it matte finished instead of chrome polished. Any way to darken it to look like the dark grey/black finish on chaparral clips?

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Re: Etching wire clip - how to darken finish?

Postby Darth_cholo » Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:48 pm

Oops ment to put in Spyderco forum.

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Re: Etching wire clip - how to darken finish?

Postby jousmit19 » Sun May 06, 2018 4:52 am

lemon juice or vinegar or acid for engravings

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Re: Etching wire clip - how to darken finish?

Postby Sjucaveman » Sun May 06, 2018 7:21 am

I think some have used heat/ fire.
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Re: Etching wire clip - how to darken finish?

Postby jacala » Wed May 09, 2018 12:43 am

The depths of my memory tells me : heat up clip to very hot(not cherry red) and quench in oil.
Should darken clip.Sorry: I don’t have a spare spring to do a test.
Cherry red would most likely remove spring tension in clip.

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Re: Etching wire clip - how to darken finish?

Postby Sjucaveman » Wed May 09, 2018 12:47 am

I used a map gas torch on a hourglass clip heated it to cherry red then sprayed it with ballistol it ended up nice and dark but not black.
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