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lead oxidisation

Postby minties mate » Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:32 pm

i recently had lead flashing put on a new extension roof, leaving a tiny flat area for me to finish off. when the guy who did the flashing finished, he rubbed a solution into the lead which gave it a darker appearance. i have now added the final flat area but its much brighter than the other. can anyone tell me what he may of used??
thanks in advance
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Postby stoneyboy » Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:45 pm

minties mate,
He's probably used patination oil available from builders merchants.
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Postby rosebery » Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:40 pm

Patination Oil.
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Postby Keane Roofing » Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:26 pm

If you have no luck with oil which you should have uf you to builders yard, WD40 is the next best thing. Good luck
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