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Offline eastern57

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Weathering w/olive oil tutorial
« on: October 22, 2008, 02:48:11 PM »
I wrote up a tutorial for weathering via baking w/olive oil.  It's over at TCSS.

Here's the link to it:
http://forums.thecustomsabershop.com/showthread.php?t=6292


I'll update it as new tips and tricks come up - no pics yet, but it's good information.

Feel free to let me know (here or there) if you have something that you'd like added.



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Re: Weathering w/olive oil tutorial
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2008, 02:53:55 PM »
Thanks eastern! You get a sticky post! 8)

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Re: Weathering w/olive oil tutorial
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2008, 02:55:46 PM »
Eastern, ........

I was just searching the forums for this!!!
JUST NOW!!!

That is exceptional timing on your part. thanks


*going to go read it now*

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Re: Weathering w/olive oil tutorial
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2008, 08:28:45 PM »
*Ding Ding*  Happiness - all around! 

I'm glad I could help.  Hope to see some good weathering in the future! 

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Re: Weathering w/olive oil tutorial
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2008, 09:29:24 PM »
THanks for the Tutorial Eastern. I was actually wondering how to do this and what the procedure was, because I was considering it for my MHS saber. Excellent job.  ;)

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Re: Weathering w/olive oil tutorial
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2008, 11:57:18 PM »
Great explanation of the procedure, Eastern.

I'll be experimenting with a couple of different MHS hilts I have incoming next week. Specifically, lightly sanding different components before applying the oil. The goal is to see if I can coax the oil to seeping slightly thicker in the scratches, and achieve some sort of uniform "directionality" in the resulting color. 'Hard to articulate in words, but the picture is in my head and hopefully that will translate to 3D soon :)


...And I've always wondered, what made you think of baking olive oil on a lightsaber in your oven, in the first place?
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Re: Weathering w/olive oil tutorial
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2008, 03:04:20 PM »
I'm pretty sure I know what you mean - and it works to a certain degree.  That's why I sanded with the 100gt sandpaper, to get this effect:


See how the brown fills in the grooves, but not completely?  Using a lighter touch would make shallower grooves. 

BUT.... this was a fairly thick coat too.  A much, much lighter coat wouldn't run so much, and would produce very different results... bringing us back to the testing phase ;) See how circular this is?  Round and round :)

Either way, it's a great look IMO!  XsaberX has pretty much mastered the process... he might have something to add.



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Re: Weathering w/olive oil tutorial
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2008, 03:09:18 PM »
Additional suggestion
Multiple baking with medium oil will produce a layered effect.




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Re: Weathering w/olive oil tutorial
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2008, 03:50:27 PM »
Thanks, dude! ;)

And that Jango guy - man of many talents! He's got it down too! ;D

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Re: Weathering w/olive oil tutorial
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2008, 04:18:34 PM »
Looks delicious!



I'll try that sandpaper out, Eastern. Thanks again
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Re: Weathering w/olive oil tutorial
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2011, 09:39:24 AM »
Great tutorial, thanks for posting it.

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Re: Weathering w/olive oil tutorial
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2011, 11:09:34 AM »
BRAAAAIIIIINNNNNNSSSSS!!!!!!!       :P

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Re: Weathering w/olive oil tutorial
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2011, 03:36:41 AM »
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Re: Weathering w/olive oil tutorial
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2013, 01:16:08 AM »
Would this work on powder coated/anodized part or would the oven burn off/ bubble the finish?

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Re: Weathering w/olive oil tutorial
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2013, 01:18:30 PM »
This technique works because the aluminum is bare.  That's what causes the reaction.  So if you're powdercoating/anodizing the saber you won't get much interaction on the pc'd/anodized surfaces.  It does very nicely on unpainted aluminum though.  To weather the painted/pc'd/anodized surfaces, I've seen people do it with light sanding, scrubbing with steel wool, or just scratching it up with a file.  There are really a number of options you could try.  You just need to experiment. 


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