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#38561 - 03/01/05 06:18 PM Copper or Brass?
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I have a secret project I am working on and I want to use some thin sheet metal on part of it and I need to know if brass or better yet, copper is safe with gliders?
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#38562 - 03/01/05 06:55 PM Re: Copper or Brass? [Re: ]
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[:"blue"]Teresa: I could tell you the answer; but it is a secret!![/] []http://usgn.org/board/images/smiles/rofl3.gif[/]

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#38563 - 03/01/05 07:12 PM Re: Copper or Brass? [Re: ]
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gee thanks Randy!!!!! my secret project is for the SGGA auction. I can't give away details!
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#38564 - 03/01/05 07:12 PM Re: Copper or Brass? [Re: ]
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Oh Geez Randy! I hate when someone does that! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tantrum.gif" alt="" /> I don't even need any copper or brass, but now that you've done that, I will go nuts until I know which it is <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shakehead.gif" alt="" /> I'm off to do a search <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/read.gif" alt="" />

Ok, there's a cage maker that uses copper in their cages, so copper must be safe! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/agree.gif" alt="" /> Brass is too, probably!

Go with the copper Teresa!

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#38565 - 03/01/05 07:16 PM Re: Copper or Brass? [Re: ]
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<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/offtopic.gif" alt="" /> How did you get that smiley?

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#38566 - 03/01/05 07:34 PM Re: Copper or Brass? [Re: ]
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Thanks Mimijo!!!
Copper it is.
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#38567 - 03/02/05 01:28 AM Re: Copper or Brass? [Re: ]
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</font><blockquote><font class="small">Quote:</font><hr />
How did you get that smiley?

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[:"blue"] Can't tell.....it's a secret!! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/roflmao.gif" alt="" />[/]

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#38568 - 03/02/05 02:06 AM Re: Copper or Brass? [Re: ]
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[:"blue"] OK....time to get serious. But first, a trivia question. Know who makes those cages with the copper decorations and trays.....it's our old friends CCW!!!

And now for the $64 question....actually answer. I think the answer to your specific question is that copper and brass are equally safe as far as the gliders are concerned. However, there is another issue that you did not ask about. If your little project is going to be inside the glider cage and subject to marking by the animals, then there is another concern. The copper is going to discolor and stain quite a bit and start to look bad pretty quickly. The brass won't be as much of a problem; but it, too, will tarnish a little.(Even if your project is not subject to marking, the brass will probably look better longer than the copper will.) Depending upon exactly what you are doing, there are alternatives available including gold leaf which is not as expensive as you might think. If your problem has been resolved, great!! If you feel like you need some more info, email me and we can chat about it privately. I'm pretty good at keeping secrets!!! [/]

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#38569 - 03/02/05 02:10 AM Re: Copper or Brass? [Re: ]
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Thanks Randy. I do appreciate it. I was concerned about the tarnishing. Can it be coated with shallac?
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#38570 - 03/02/05 02:48 AM Re: Copper or Brass? [Re: ]
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[:"blue"] Teresa: Now you are asking me something I don't know. I can't remember what people use to keep their copper pots and kettles from tarnishing and whatever it is, it might not be safe for gliders, anyway. Maybe someone else on GC will have some help for you.

We know, of course, from all of the GC posts that shellac is safe for gliders so the question is whether it will keep the copper from discoloring. Since SGGA is a ways off, you might coat a piece with shellac and stick it in a cage for a month and see what happens. Not much help, I know. Sorry <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/nixweiss.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/nixweiss.gif" alt="" />

I'll take a quick run around the Internet to see if anything pops up. Will let you know if anything interesting shows up. Seems to me that I have seen some clear aerosol spray coatings at Home Depot and the like; but you would have to check labels to see if they are "safe." I remember seeing some posts about "baby-safe" paints that were recommended for the wood in glider cages.....maybe there is a similar spray that is clear???[/]

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#38571 - 03/02/05 08:59 AM Re: Copper or Brass? [Re: ]
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Randy - UR such a fibber! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

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#38572 - 03/02/05 11:57 AM Re: Copper or Brass? [Re: ]
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Randy, thanks so much for you help. Really. And I like the suggestion about trying out a peice in the cage first.
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The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears.

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