Wednesday, September 08, 2010
Devardi Metallic Coppery Black
Couldn't do it. Couldn't get it to work.
This is Devardi Metallic Coppery Black - which is supposed to go a rich metallic copper.
Now - fair enough - Devardi states on their website that you need to use a non-oxygen torch to get this to work - like a hot-head or similar.
They have added that some of their customers have been able to get it to work with gas/oxy torches, and give instructions. I suggest reading it, and watching their video. (Go here, and scroll about a third of the way down. Or hit control+f and search for coppery.)
I did read those instructions, and tried to follow them - but just could not get it to go coppery. All I got was the red that they caution you that you will get using a gas/oxy torch.
Otherwise, all I got was black.
Not to say it doesn't work - but I couldn't get it to go. Now - one thing I saw in the video that they didn't mention and I didn't do - is the rapid cooling of marvering or mashing. That might make the difference.
While I do have a Hot Head around here someplace - I'm not motivated enough to dig it out for this. Or any reason, I think.