How to tarnish a throw? Splash tarnish?


#1

Ive hear mustard or diet coke? Has anyone actually tarnished a throw (not just by waiting over time) and can give me tips?


#2

Those methods work for nickle plated yoyos. Not sure if you meant the post for that. And I know the diet coke must be flat but I don’t know the process.


#3

Yeah, nickel plated yoyo

Its a Markmont.Next


#4

I dont know the process myself, but I owned a nickle plated yoyo that was tarnished in flat diet coke. The tarnish gets more of a brown color to it compared to a normal tarnish from time.


#5

Flat Diet Coke.


#6

Proccess?


#7

Rub it on there real good. Soaking it couldn’t here it though.


#8

I’m also interested in learning how to tarnish nickel plating. I have an obsidian 54 where the rims are much lighter then the rest of the yoyo. I want the whole throw to look the same. I was thinking mustard, diet coke, or vinegar.


#9

Flat diet coke.
Remove the axle, bearing, and response pads (pads will eventually just come out, so it’s not a big deal if you don’t remove them)
Put the yoyo halves into separate cups/bowls of flat diet coke. Let it soak there for a long time (over night? Maybe up to 12 hours, the longer, the darker the tarnish)

I, personally, prefer a natural tarnish.


#10

Does mustard work, I’m very interested if a splash tarnish possible for my Markmont.Next


#11

if you left it in too long, would it cause the yoyo to be pitted? Also, if you left it long enough, would it turn black?


#12

I would suggest just doing a google search for “how to tarnish nickel”. The first link is actually to a thread on yye.

http://yoyoexpert.com/forums/index.php?topic=44766.msg428308;topicseen


#13

Supposedly you shouldn’t mustardize a MMN. The platings too thin or something.


#14

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