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Hollow steel plated ring, with and without post work. [message #66185] Tue, 16 April 2013 09:40 UTC Go to next message
avatar leorolph  is currently offline leorolph
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two versions of the same ring, wanted to see how glossy i could get the steel. Both available on Etsy.

First filed the ring, was quite a bit of work because the steel is hard, than sanded with 400 dry, then with 800 wet, and polished

https://www.etsy.com/listing/129527030/high-polish-hollow-ri ng-high-gloss-steel

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Re: Hollow steel plated ring, with and without post work. [message #66212 is a reply to message #66185 ] Tue, 16 April 2013 17:05 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Looks like you've got a combo of gold plated / silver Very Happy excellent work !


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Re: Hollow steel plated ring, with and without post work. [message #66260 is a reply to message #66212 ] Wed, 17 April 2013 13:49 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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yes. I wonder how long the steel will keep its shine, or if it will oxidize brown or something?
Re: Hollow steel plated ring, with and without post work. [message #66264 is a reply to message #66260 ] Wed, 17 April 2013 15:32 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Woah, that looks amazing.. well done.



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Re: Hollow steel plated ring, with and without post work. [message #66266 is a reply to message #66185 ] Wed, 17 April 2013 16:22 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Interesting treatment. Yes, polishing s/steel is a lot of work, especially when you have surfaces that curve. I'm curious about the oxidising as well, because I know that regular s/steel does definitely oxidise (i.e. RUST!), which is why I won't make rings out of the stuff anymore (unless I have forewarned the customer).


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Re: Hollow steel plated ring, with and without post work. [message #66293 is a reply to message #66266 ] Wed, 17 April 2013 21:31 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I have a stainless steel ring that I polished and it still hasn't rusted, it's from at least 3 years ago. Of course I don't leave it soaking in water.


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Re: Hollow steel plated ring, with and without post work. [message #66298 is a reply to message #66293 ] Wed, 17 April 2013 23:13 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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However, do you wear it everyday where the ring is subjected to body salts and oils?




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Re: Hollow steel plated ring, with and without post work. [message #66299 is a reply to message #66298 ] Wed, 17 April 2013 23:19 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Well, no, I'll concede that point. Razz


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Re: Hollow steel plated ring, with and without post work. [message #66304 is a reply to message #66299 ] Thu, 18 April 2013 00:12 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I,m thinking of coating it with to stop any corrosion. Im sure there's something that i can use.
Re: Hollow steel plated ring, with and without post work. [message #66310 is a reply to message #66185 ] Thu, 18 April 2013 00:52 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar lensman  is currently offline lensman
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Renaissance wax might do the job, although I haven't tried it.

Edit: From Wikipedia - Renaissance Wax is a brand of microcrystalline wax polish that is widely encountered in antique restoration and museum curation. Although not appropriate for all materials, it is known to and used by almost every collection. It is also used as a primary finish for cabinetry and furniture. Renaissance wax is also used by reenactors of historic swordsmanship to protect armour and weapons. It is widely recognised that this substance is more protective and longer lasting than oil, especially for swords and helmets that are frequently touched by human hands.

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Re: Hollow steel plated ring, with and without post work. [message #72467 is a reply to message #66304 ] Thu, 01 August 2013 00:38 UTC Go to previous message
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Lensman is correct. I use Renaissance wax on every single piece I patinate/oxidize. I believe its a must have as a final step to prevent any further blackening or silver. Most people skip this step and end up with a yellowish or darkened piece of silver. The way I see it, if its good enough for museums to use on priceless artifacts then its good enough for me. LOL.. It works. . . ! Let me go see the bottle it comes in to see what metals it works on. I only use it on silver.


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