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Author Topic: Bright blue green patina under Paraloid coating. Artificially coloured??  (Read 1178 times)

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Offline Daniel J

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I started to clean this Paraloid coating off these coins with acetone and what I’m guessing is a fake patina has stayed on. I figured if it was a pigment fake patina the acetone would take it off too. Any chance it’s a real patina? Otherwise any thoughts on how I should keep cleaning them? If it’s worth it at all?

Offline JBF

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It is not the specific gun bluing coin I mentioned.

The coin is an ancient bronze, I would think that any color you get from ancient bronze sculpture or other object, you could get with a bronze coin.
So you might look at bronze objects with what their coloring is. 

Patina, I believe, is an oxidization that protects the object, whether it be silver or bronze, unlike rust which is an oxidization which damages and eventually destroys iron objects.

Offline Daniel J

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Hmm yeah is this what the blue gun does? Think I can get it back to a more normal looking patina?? It looks freakish !

Offline Jay GT4

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  • Leave the gun, take the Canoli!
If acetone doesn't take it off I would think that's the real color.  I'd leave it alone.

 

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