I happen to have a Nickel Plated Benchmark O by Onedrop. I was wondering if there is anything I can do to the nickel to make it turn into a red or any color from dousing it in a liquid or something.
Highly recommend that you don’t try to douse the yo-yo in liquid or something. Play with it as you would and a patina will come naturally.
Im thinking about getting a nickel plated throw for my next buy.
Would either of you have a before and after pic of the patina or really just a naturally patina stained throw.
I think I will like it either way, however I’m curious and would also like to make 100% sure I’m going to like the look.
Unless you wipe it down occasionally it will eventually tarnish. And most likely it will not be uniform. best to keep it shiny.
I have a little, very little, experience with nickel. I know from research there are ways to manipulate finish. Most of that is done prior to plating however. I have seen a few comments on forums about “pickeling” after the plating is done.
I know most of this involves dangerous chems so it should be mandatory to do the proper research prior.
I heard putting ketchup on it will speed up the tarnishing process, is that true?
I don’t have first hand experience with it but I would think so. Anything that has an acid in it will speed the process I’m guessing. Lemon juice perhaps?
Hell look what happens just when you touch certain metals.
I apologize for the quality of the picture. The lighting in my room is horrible.
Right DANG is tarnished.
None of my nickels ever tarnish, and I have a few of them…must be my perfect body chemistry…!
Just play it! I have never done anything to my Nickels, and they are all a dark patina with a purple tarnish.
Mine just gets fingerprints.
Oh you… :