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Would Micro Engineering weathering solution be a good choice to blacken the copper

middle rail? Is there a better solution to use? The rail was nice and black til I decided to

use a bright boy on it :(
 

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Well, I just learned to live with it because eventually the black wore off anyway. You might try that, or there is a solution (might be the same for all I know) that i used to use when I made model wooden warships, that blackens turned brass cannon barrels into cast-iron gray. It work pretty well although with that I soaked the cannon barrels in the fluid overnight. don't know how well it would work brushed on.
 

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there is a stuff marked in gun shops, sold by birchwood casey and others, that turns copper into black, but a bright boy will remove it as well ..
 

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well, I'm gonna stop with the bright boy. I did try Birchwood Casey Bluing Solution meant for steel, and that was

a big mistake, the black oxide formed alright, but was an insulator, non-conductive. I have some Neolube #2 I might try, it is conductive, and supposed to be a good

dry film lubricant.
 
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