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Old 07-11-2010, 11:36 AM
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Default Re: Different Style Tanks?

Agreed regarding Bairdco's copper tank. I'll never weld, but I can solder (maybe not as well as he did) so I see a copper tank somewhere in my future. I've made copper drop stands and am now making copper jewel lights, so a copper in frame tank is a for sure. Question. If a person wanted to leave copper unpainted, but wanted it shiny, could it take a clear coat to preserve it from oxidizing? Just wondering about that as an option. Natural oxidation is nice, too. Last night I dreamed about how I could make 1" copper handlebars with regular 7/8" handlebar sections inside to beef it up. Just thinkin'. Copper & brass are the poor man's gold!
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