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Old style Grey weathering? 2 months 2 weeks ago #83971

  • Kirabi
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So after receiving a disappointing reply from the customs department (only took a few days though, woo!) it seems that not even they can do a customs order for that particular style anymore. My question to you all then is how would I be able to replicate it myself?

Is the process the same as the current weathering procedure of paint then remove some with a lathe/sanding? If so I suppose it would just be a matter of finding the matching paint they used.
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Old style Grey weathering? 2 months 2 weeks ago #83972

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Kirabi wrote:
Is the process the same as the current weathering procedure of paint then remove some with a lathe/sanding? If so I suppose it would just be a matter of finding the matching paint they used.

Not... quite. The current weathering is done by sanding an all black anodized saber on a lathe.

The "grey weathering" was also done with an anodized finish, and I'm fairly certain it was a "light bronze" colored anodizing, considering that's the closest visual match when looking up anodizing dye colors. You could always get the empty hilt, strip it of the current anodizing (soaking in oven cleaner seems to be best?) and then send it off to an anodizing shop to get a light bronze anodizing put onto it, then weather it as you please with sandpaper, etc.

You could also mimic a similar color with paints or powder coating, but it won't be an exact match to the finish.
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