Lacquer/Enamel for Brass? Answered

Hey I'm looking for a clear, tough coating for polished brass, to stop it from tarnishing. Initially I thought clear nail polish would do the trick, but it turns out it's not as tough as I thought... it'll rub off in places within about a month, from what I'm planning to do with it. Could anyone else give me a few suggestions/links as to what I can buy/use along these lines? Thanks

Asked by .Unknown. 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Can you help identify this brass item. It is solid brass, about 30 cm high?

This brass item is about 30 cm tall. It is hollow throughout. The  narrow top has a thread on the inside, as though something should be screwed into it. It is solid brass and  has curves progressing from larger to small, bottom to top. My best guess is that it might be a final from a curtain rod or that it belongs to a hookah pipe, but I can't find anything similar on websites. Help please.

Asked by Brassfan 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


what is this brass tool?

Asked by ShaneR7 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Where to find brass sheeting?

I'm planning a project involving but I'm unsure about where to find brass sheeting. Anyone know?

Posted by Chemical_Anomaly 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Has anyone ever seen a brass motorcycle? Answered

I'm thinking if you can use steel tubing, you could use solid brass.  Yes it would be heavy but those motors are huge, call it clutch wear.

Asked by onrust 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Skinny brass tubing that fits inside 1/2 in CPVC ? Answered

I'm looking for skinny brass tubing that fits inside 1/2 in CPVC. It needs to be air tight but still slide without too much force. (and where to get it)

Asked by DBMods 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


help identifying an unknown object? Answered

Its about 4" long, solid brass, appears to have been nickel or chrome plated at one time and has four screw holes in it. any help with identifying it is greatly appreciated.

Asked by mr.mountaineer 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 months ago


jewelry box fittings

I am making my daughter a wooden jewelry box and want to spiff it up with brass fittings - corners, edges, etc. I can't find a supplier. All local stores have cabinet fittings ( drawer pulls, hinges, etc.). Any suggestions? If I bought thin brass sheets would I need special tools to make my own fittings? i want nice sharp 90 degree angles and curved edges.

Posted by lhomeniuk 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Awesome, fun ideas to use my brass tubing? Answered

Hi I was going to make a steam engine so i brought some brass tube and tried to join the local metalworking club so i would have access to their knowledge and tools as i have none myself. The committee of this club are having issues and not accepting new members for 12months which disappointed so i have brass tube 1/2in 0.14mm it says on the sticker and I'm kinda impatient so i wondered if you guys had ideas of what i could do. 2 tubes about 25cm long. I've been thinking about what to do when my town is invaded (the street lights are off every other week and reports of shady characters near power station lately) A self defense tool, survival tool? Usually I'm creative but people having holidays at work mean i work 10hours a day 6 in morning 5 in evening. It drains you split shifts as you see in my maths fail. Anyway, i appreciate your ideas. Thank you

Asked by Scotty3000 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


How to permanantly darken a brass zipper?

I recently bought a coat, all black, but the zippers are a very bright brass. I'd like to darken them if I can, so they don't stand out as much. Any suggestions? Hopefully without staining or otherwise damaging the coat itself, which is a 55/45 cotton/polyester blend.

Posted by SpinneNetz 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Why are these brass connectors binding up? Answered

Having trouble with brass pipe connectors. I have a M+F pair of connectors I want to use to make a ~air tight connection through a thick piece of rubber.  Want to screw the parts together far enough that the hex-nut section of each part will act as a flange, and crimp the rubber in between. However, I can not get the parts to thread together far enough.  At about 1/2 the length of either, the connectors start binding up.  I can only get the two about 1/4" away from being fully seated. Why? Are pipe connectors manufactured with a slight taper to create this? Or something else? Any suggestions?

Asked by CrLz 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Is it true if you wear copper or brass long enough, you will stop turning green?? Answered

It was said long ago to me that "Your body will become saturated and will no longer turn green if you wear copper long enough." Is there any truth to this? Thanks

Asked by onrust 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Wanting to find someone to stamp names of donors on small brass plates?

This is for a non profit that I raise monies for?  Need suggestions and help finding someone or where to get this done, cheap??? Probably no more than a hundred ??  I'm female. A blonde.  Does that tell you anything??  LOL 

Asked by colgates 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


How can I make brass and acrylic bond strongly?

I have a 2-inch diameter, 1/4" thick acrylic wheel with a 1/4" hole in the center. I want to bond a brass axle in the hole. How do I make brass and acrylic bond strongly?

Asked by janetvans 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Is a 1" brass rod weaker than 1" iron pipe? Answered

If you where to put the same diameter brass rod and iron pipe in a bender, which one would be toughest to bend?

Asked by onrust 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Wood and brass give old iPod a fresh bit of class

Instead of just letting his old iPod slowly sift to the bottom of a drawer, this guy gave it a sweet new look. Carved wood, veneer, and some brass shows that he really cares. Link

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Cutting brass sheets: replicating Christmas ornaments

I'm looking to replicate a brass ornament for a dear friend. The ornaments in question are similar to these (http://imgur.com/a/WGPXE) Do you guys have any suggestions on how to get the precision for the concentric rings as well as the detail inside? I thought about using a Dremel for the detail work, and snips for the outside, but I'm having trouble coming up with a solution for the rounded rectangles.  Thanks!

Posted by RamboBrite 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


face plate

I would like some sinmatics of a steam punk face plate , u know for your face, kinda like a monicle

Posted by knuckel 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Who plays Baritone/Euphonium/Baritone Horn?

Who plays baritone? And whoever does, do you have the sheet music for: "Peer Gynt, In The Home Of The Mountain King"? If so, please post.

Posted by BuildSleepThink 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Results of Galvanic Etching UPDATE! 2 new plates

Hi everybody, I just tried the Galvanic Etching process described on Jake Von Slatt's website. I wanted to show off my results and offer my observations.RESULTS:1) The etch came out perfectly.. even details that looked WAY to fine to pick up came out clearly.2) The Inkjet Paper (Staples Photo Plus Gloss) took a bit of soaking to get off, but when I got a corner, It came off as one single layer.3) I had to re-iron the corners, so check those before soaking.OBSERVATIONS:1) a PC power supply worked fine for the etch.2) my Root Killer lists Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate... no noticeable issue with this versus plain copper sulfate3) Copper Sulfate Pentahydrate eats alumin(i)um... Using tin foil as the anode was a bad idea.. I went through three anodes over the course of the etch... next time I'll use copper.4) Electrical tape makes a great mask to cover the back and edges of your etch.5) Mr Clean Magic Eraser's make short work of the toner without marring the brass.and now.... the Picture. (this is before paint, polish & varnish, I haven't gotten to those parts yet)

Posted by gschoppe 10 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


best (inexpensive home) tool to cut thin brass cleanly?

I've been etching brass for a couple years now, but need a better way to cut and trim my plates than a hack saw and a straight edge... What's the best power tool for getting straight edges on thin brass plates? I've been thinking scroll saw or band saw, but I've been told that band saw blades will walk. would a scroll saw be a good idea?

Posted by gschoppe 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How deep can you etch brass?

How deep can one etch brass (using the toner transfar method, like when making PCB's) before the acid will dissolve the brass under the toner? Like at the point it will dissolve the brass by going around the toner and coming up from underneith?

Asked by guyfrom7up 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago



where can I find 6-6.6mm brass tubing? Answered

Where can I find 6-6.6mm brass tubing? preferably 3+ ft

Asked by coolpizzadude 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Boring brass spittoons. What to do?

I have 2 very boring old brass spittoons I'm converting into planters. Is there chemical compound or something else I can apply to the brass to change the appearance?  I'd like to jazz them up without using paint. Any ideas?

Posted by bajablue 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


PETG,brass,pvc pipeing

Any scrap pipeing?

Posted by knexsuperbuilderfreak 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Mating gold plated jewely and brass?

I'm working on a simple little design for a present where I have this cheap gold plated signet ring and I'm going to be taking a small portion of those spiral shavings from a piece of brass stock and creating an Archimedean spiral pattern which needs to mate with the face of the ring. The inner metal of the ring is unknown, and due to the thinness of both materials welding seems out of the question. How should I mate these two objects together?

Asked by SkylerS12 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Seriously...

Okay check it out. Recently i've had an interest in learning to play the trumpet, and i wanna know: is it difficult? I'm a player of the bass guitar, mandolin, guitar, ukulele, and a bit of harmonica, so ya see i have no brass experience.

Posted by wingman246 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Need help with antique brass lamp

Hello All: I found this antique brass lamp and would like to restore it. I'm looking for information on how to clean it up and remove the tarnish. There's the chemical way (for instance, Brasso or others) or the "natural" way (I saw a vinegar, salt, flour paste). Has anyone had any experience with this that they can share? Also, I'm looking at what the final restoration will be. I have 3 ideas: 1. Restore it to it's brassy, original self with a torchiere globe (as in the last picture), 2. Restore it to original but modify it with an RGB LED nightlight in the base (next-to-last picture), 3. Clean it up but give it a steampunkish look by painting it a copper color, adding Edison bulbs to the 3 armatures, and maybe some etching on the globe. Any other ideas? Thanks, Kevin

Posted by nivsrom 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


how to make a engrave from brass?

How to make a engrave from brass?

Asked by amilakmg 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


A good way to clean/ polish badly tranished brass?

I have a brass bed that's badly tarnished. Tried Brasso with limited success. Becasue the bed is a large area to polish elbow grease would wear an average person out! Does anybody know of a better way to polish Brass?

Asked by bilwen 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How can I change the colour of a brass spike

Is there any way to change the colour of brass items and still keep that shiny glimmer once the colour has been changed? I want to change the silver colour brass to a burgundy blood red colour brass like on the images. Any suggestions or item recommendations to achieve this?

Posted by Darkwave5urfer 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


how much pressure can threaded brass piping take? Answered

I was planning on using brass piping to use and a pressure distributer for a bottle rocket. can it hold 200psi? (safely)

Asked by red9er 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago



Thickness of compress air tanks, and max pressure of brass fittings?

Who here knows about compress air? Regarding about the tanks in standard air compressors if i'm ryt (70 to 90psi) how thick is the tank and is it stainless? also, standard brass fittings? wat r der maximum presure?? i need to know these for safety before i can proceed with my proj, if im correct presure tanks have d tendency tio explode. and metals shatter. so... i dont want to die yet... can anyone help?

Posted by No-Shi-De 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


does anybody have a steampunk mask? Im making one of copper and i need some ideas.?

Id like to incoperate some wood and brass into it. not sure how.

Asked by biggy smalls 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Could really use an instructable on how to solder copper and/or brass?

I have tried for a long to find a tutorial on how to do classic copper and brass soldering. I mean, is it anything like electronics soldering, at which i am fairly apt at? Do you use a a rod or a torch? ...How to mend a broken copperpipe? make the most classic pipejoints? How to mend a broken brass lamp that has lost a thingie? What kind of solder does one use for different materials? In all it's simplicity I am looking for an entrance level tutorial into the subject, explaining what basic tools one need and outlining how to do a few simple things.

Asked by deepcore 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Identify this item?

Item is brass with solid handle.  upper part is hollow with less than dime size holes on each side close to handle on hollow end.  has mark of N1 visible with another set of smaller numbers about 5 digits long that aren't legible.  total length is 11 1/2" long.  the barrel diameter is 3/4".

Asked by Fred N FrancesM 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Does anyone know how to fix a tuba lead pipe brace?

I play tuba and a lead pipe brace came off. does anyone know how to fix that?

Asked by Jacoben246 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Aside from clocks, watches, stores, and the internet, where is a common place to find tiny metal gears? Answered

Im looking for metal gears around the size of a quarter. anybody know where i can find some?

Asked by TimTheScarecrow 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


What technique would be recommended for cutting through thin gauges of sheet brass and copper (Preferably cheap)?

I am currently trying to find a solution to a year and a half long problem I've been working at, and was hoping the community could help me out.  I ma trying to create miniature armatures that will always have the right proportions by etching the 'skeleton' out of thin brass (I believe it's somewhere around .02 inches thick).  I've tried toner transfer and ferric chloride etching, but I am not getting steady results with the toner transfer.  Since this isn't a circuit board, are there any other techniques I can use to cut through the metal quickly?  If it's something along the lines of a CnC machine, as long as I can make it to cut down on the costs, I'm open to the idea.  Just to give you an idea of what I'm trying now, at the moment I'm making stencils that I will spray acrylic or spray paint through onto the metal to allow for the same design every time.  Acrylic and spray paint are also resistant to ferric chloride. Thanks

Asked by ajpaulette 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Trumpet cleaning question Answered

Alright, I own a cornet (which is basically a shorter version of a trumpet), and I wanted to know if it is safe to clean it with water or handsoap. I am not trying to make my instrument all nice and shiny, but I just want to clean all oil off of the valves and slides, so would it be safe to just use water and handsoap? Thanks in advanced

Asked by stale56 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Someone with Brass work skills for project - Blantyre, Scotland

I am looking for someone with brass work skills to help me with a project. I am trying to do a menorah as a replica from the one in Israel but no nothing about it

Posted by pjfsdias 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


What Do Nerf Gun Brass Barrel Mods Do?

I'm really confused by this. How does adding a brass barrel to it make a Nerf gun better?

Posted by Aeshir 11 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago



Is there a dremel bit that will let me drill holes in brass? Answered

I am looking to drill holes into the side of a 3/4" brass hose cap so that I can attach it to a piece of leather. I need to know the easiest way to accomplish this and if I can buy a dremel bit to do the job, that would make it even easier. Also, what kind of lubricant should I use for cutting into metal like this? Thank you for your time

Asked by Zenergy 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Where to buy 6mm brass or stainless steel tubing?

Does anyone know where to buy good lengths of 6mm ID stainless steel or brass tubing?  When I say good length I mean like around 4 feet continuous.  And the tolerance must be very good, in the degree of 0.01mm I've been searching for a while, but getting metric tubing in the US in lengths of anything more than 10 inches or 300cm is hard.  The closest I've found was 6.22mm (which is really 0.2425 inch or something like that), but Ideally I want the ID to be between 6.00 and 6.08 mm and in case if anyone is wondering, I'm building an airsoft sniper, which uses 6mm BB's

Posted by guyfrom7up 9 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


brass knuckles hidden blade?

Hi! I'm trying to make brass knuckles with a blade hidden inside it's for a cosplay. The idea is to have brass knuckles and at one point in the action of a button and out a knife inside the brass knuckles in a small compartment inside the fist. For reference I have the OTF Assassins Creed hidden blade. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJx2VCH3V44 But on a small scale and with a button instead of rope. As you would do ?? Thank you very much!

Asked by marcoantonio.saldonguerrero 4 years ago


How can i denickle brass? Answered

I would like to remove the nickle plating on some brass objects I have. I would like to know if anyone knows how to do it; other than mechanically.

Asked by rodknocker 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Welding

Hello, I am currently in the process of making a pneumatic air-gun, I have previously made one out of PVC but had major leakage problems.. Ive moved on to metal.. Will high pressures break the welds and fly off and hit me in the face?? What pressures? Can I weld brass to steel?

Posted by alex117 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago