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foshizzle

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Weathered Warrior Patina Process
« on: June 14, 2019, 05:41:08 AM »
Is there some way to speed up the weathered/patina process to get this look?  Or is like cooking low and slow you just have to be patient?

Pictured is @Craigs Weathered Warrior.




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michaelmilitello

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Re: Weathered Warrior Patina Process
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2019, 05:59:51 AM »
I think itís time and patience.  Based on all the ones Iíve seen, it seems to take 25+ years of of willful neglect, uncovered to fade.   

Not being sarcastic, Iíd think time in the desert with maximum sunshine would speed it up. 

I picked up my A code when it was already 38 years old.   Original owner.  Never covered. 


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Cellar2ful

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Re: Weathered Warrior Patina Process
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2019, 06:59:29 AM »
Thanks to input from @pbe gummi bear , it's my belief that the degradation of porcelain is from exposure to UV rays. That's why you don't see any fading of the interiors of kettles.  Kettles that have an even fade on both the bowl and lid have probably been stored on concrete of asphalt.  UV rays will be reflected up from those surfaces.  Kettles that have a faded lid and non fade bowl were probably stored on a wooden deck, dirt or lawn.  Those surfaces will absorb UV rays rather than reflect them.  You might be able to speed up the process by placing a kettle next to a stucco wall that is facing south.  This would reflect UV rays back onto the kettle from the wall. It's still going to be a long, slow process though.

Here is a thread from a couple of years ago discussing the cause and process of porcelain fade. You will see an example of a kettle that has a lid starting to fade with a bowl that has no fade.  I can confirm it was stored on a wooden deck. The kettle was only 16 years old (AD Code) at the time the photo was taken. 

http://weberkettleclub.com/forums/weber-kettles-accessories/what-causes-the-'faded-black'-kettles/
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JEBIV

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Re: Weathered Warrior Patina Process
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2019, 07:12:20 AM »
I believe I am starting to fade from UV rays as well
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PotsieWeber

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Re: Weathered Warrior Patina Process
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2019, 07:39:29 AM »
Every once in a while, you really, really, really wish the "thank you" button still existed. 
Thank you for laugh, @JEBIV.
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Walchit

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Re: Weathered Warrior Patina Process
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2019, 10:51:05 AM »
1000 watt high pressure sodium at night, wheel it outside for full sun during the day? Lol

Or maybe actual UV lights, you could at least knock that time down to 12 years or so

Mike in Roseville

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Re: Weathered Warrior Patina Process
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2019, 11:59:42 AM »
I believe I am starting to fade from UV rays as well

Come on, Joe! Just a few more cheeky comments like that and you'll get to 5000 posts today  ;D
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JEBIV

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Re: Weathered Warrior Patina Process
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2019, 12:02:32 PM »
I believe I am starting to fade from UV rays as well

Come on, Joe! Just a few more cheeky comments like that and you'll get to 5000 posts today  ;D
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foshizzle

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Re: Weathered Warrior Patina Process
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2019, 12:40:39 PM »
Thanks for the input.  Was hoping there might be something to rub on the kettle to help it along. Might rub oil over it and give that a try.


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powermatt99

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Re: Weathered Warrior Patina Process
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2019, 01:02:40 PM »
Grow lights. Tanning bed. Death Valley.

bladz

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Weathered Warrior Patina Process
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2019, 01:13:31 PM »
Iím trying to speed things along out back in the boneyard.  Looks like the bowl got hit with some road salt.



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« Last Edit: June 15, 2019, 04:03:46 AM by bladz »

PotsieWeber

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Re: Weathered Warrior Patina Process
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2019, 01:13:47 PM »
I suspect just a single night with my ex-wife might do it. 
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wayne

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Re: Weathered Warrior Patina Process
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2019, 02:22:13 PM »
Iím trying to sipped thing along out back in the boneyard.  Looks like the bowl got hit with some road salt.



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Walchit

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Re: Weathered Warrior Patina Process
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2019, 03:17:36 PM »
You could try a Fresnel lens out of an old big screen tv. Be careful though, you could burn your house down if you leave it at the wrong angle when your done with it

kettlebb

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Re: Weathered Warrior Patina Process
« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2019, 06:49:31 PM »
Thanks for the input.  Was hoping there might be something to rub on the kettle to help it along. Might rub oil over it and give that a try.


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Oil will make it look dark black and new again for a little while. Wouldnít go that route.


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