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Custom COPPER F701

Discussion in 'Do-It-Yourself & Gear Modifications' started by ahhhgladius, May 21, 2016.

  1. ahhhgladius

    ahhhgladius Loaded Pockets

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    i went out and bought the Zebra F701 and thought it was a great pen....until i learned about the F402 clicker mod, soooo i bought two of those and completed the mod. which by the way i skip the freezer portion completely. but thats another story.

    in any case i decided while the stainless look is timeless and classic id like something more personal and aged. so i tried to do a forced patina. first with mustard (nothing) then i looked at saltwater etching...hmmmmm. well i ended up getting that to work with two 9V batteries wired together in series for 18V and made a stout mix of salt water and some copper telephone maint wire from my punchdown room. and accidentally copper plated the knurled barrel and the tip and clicker.

    after it got that good aged look, i used some 2.5micron wax based diamond polish to give it a smooth texture in the hand(it felt chalky and odd) and a wipe down with some mineral oil. then cleaned it with a light wipe of alcohol. feels great and looks great to me. here is a couple side by side pics for your pleasure.

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  2. ahhhgladius

    ahhhgladius Loaded Pockets

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    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Don't know if anybody else has tried this yet?


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  3. tattoosteve99
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    tattoosteve99 EDC Junkie!!!

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    Very nice. Are you sure that's copper on it and not just removed the stainless coating? Having done several 401 and 701 mods these are not fully stainless as they claim. However I do love the look of these
     
  4. ahhhgladius

    ahhhgladius Loaded Pockets

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    I am. Some of he parts are brass underneath like the clicker.


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  5. ahhhgladius

    ahhhgladius Loaded Pockets

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    I'm glad that some people like them!


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  6. Anthony Bonacci

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    Put steampunk in the title and throw them online , they'll go like hotcakes !
     
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  7. jeepfreak38

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    Wow. Those look great. Love the copper. Nice work!