BLUE-BLACK F/X™, FLAME F/X™ AND BLUE HALO™ Are the Three MOST Popular Choices for Color Case Hardening. For Steel Artwork, You Can Add Unusual Patterns, Eye-Popping Character & Unique Marbling to 100’s of Pieces With This 7-Pack Assortment of Gel Patinas!
STEEL F/X® Gel Patinas are Similar in Viscosity to Room Temperature Honey. The Gel Patinas Allow Exact Placement of Color/s and by Placing a Very Small amount (1/8 – 1/4 tsp. or so) on the Steel, Then Moving it Around With Canned Air, Airbrush (Air Only), or Artist’s Brush, You Can Create Beautiful Marbling Effects, Swirls and Random Patterns. Then, as With All the Patinas, Rinse (Neutralize) With Plain Tap Water, Wipe Dry with Cloth or Dry With Clean, Dry, Oil-Free Compressed Air. You Can Then Either Add More Gel to Deepen the Color/s, or Seal With Wax, Oil or Clear-Coat to Prevent Rusting.
Color Case Hardening Note: There are Many Dozens of Steel Alloys on the Market. Many of Those Alloys Are Manufacturer Specific, Proprietary & Very Exotic. For Example, Many of the Alloys Used in High-Quality Knives or Firearms. The Only Alloys Tested So Far That Are Not Especially Patina-Friendly Are Those Found on Ruger® Firearms.
VIDEO BELOW SHOWS “COLOR CASE-HARDENING” PROCESS THAT REQUIRES NO HEAT!