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turning aluminum into Nickle

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Does anyone have any good ideas how to make this light canopy (rather shabby milk shake goblet grey aluminum, not this one) 

Vintage Aluminum Ceiling Canopy for Hanging Fixture. 4 13/16" Dia.  #13.

Match the colour of this Nickle light canopy better? (not this one but the colour is close)

Sac a perle - 4 light Art Nouveau Chandelier Nickel Brass satined glass

I bought this lovely art nouveau chandelier for my bedroom, but the canopy was missing and the only one I could find that was suitably patinaed was aluminum. 

I need to somehow colour the aluminium to make it more silvery/gold

Dunno..brush it with blonde shellac tinted a bit yellow? I have no clue how to colour metal

 

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1 hour ago, Snaggletooth said:

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They haive lottes of coloures.

:)

Thank's snaggs, I forgot about that stuff. 

I didn't know it came in anything other than black (wax and graphite paste) 

 

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It’ll not buff out...

clicky this Silver antiqued silver painting 


Google may be your friend just find another in the old silver needs cleaning color or condition. It could be silver plated or painted in a antiqued way. Again google + youtube is your friend....

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Just now, Grande Mastere Dreade said:
6 hours ago, Snaggletooth said:

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They haive lottes of coloures.

:)

a sexual enhancer ?

Prolley foire Golde Membere..............

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Al has 13 protons. 

Ni has 28 protons. 

So to change Al to Ni you need to add 15 protons.  P has 15 protons.  Did you try bombarding the Al with high energy P? 

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13 hours ago, Bugsy said:

Al has 13 protons. 

Ni has 28 protons. 

So to change Al to Ni you need to add 15 protons.  P has 15 protons.  Did you try bombarding the Al with high energy P? 

You need to add a few extra for waste so really cl17 or ca20 (18 ar doesn't do much)

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19 hours ago, DRIFTW00D said:

It’ll not buff out...

clicky this Silver antiqued silver painting 


Google may be your friend just find another in the old silver needs cleaning color or condition. It could be silver plated or painted in a antiqued way. Again google + youtube is your friend....

With our much smaller population it would be hard to find anything like a match. Just the dome/canopy. The one I have is the best an antique light restorer had in his box of bits. Though it would be nice to find something in the style of the chandelier, .well, .have you ever tried to match a missing draw handle from anything pre 1930? :) 

I'm not fussed as long as it covers the hole in the ceiling and the colour is close.

I can buy a repro.

B&P Lamp Nickel Plated Finish Cast Brass Screw Collar Canopy Kit

ugh too shiney and at $276.00 it's nearly more than the light cost. :)

 

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Take the aluminum to a scrap dealer. He will turn it into nickles.

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6 minutes ago, Proneshooter said:

Take the aluminum to a scrap dealer. He will turn it into nickles.

ha ha.

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23 hours ago, Bugsy said:

Al has 13 protons. 

Ni has 28 protons. 

So to change Al to Ni you need to add 15 protons.  P has 15 protons.  Did you try bombarding the Al with high energy P? 

So, you're saying P on it?

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3 hours ago, bplipschitz said:
On 11/19/2020 at 2:14 PM, Bugsy said:

Al has 13 protons. 

Ni has 28 protons. 

So to change Al to Ni you need to add 15 protons.  P has 15 protons.  Did you try bombarding the Al with high energy P? 

So, you're saying P on it?

Yes, at leaste 15 portons worthe............                :)

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Don't forget that most of the aluminum fixtures are coated with some sort of finish, lacquer, or some other finish to retard corrosion. It's damn hard to remove w/o destroying the cheap ass piece of shit. Better to get something you want than trying to polish a turd.

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