And Coach - your post did get me to spend a few minutes Googling and reading about Don Ho. I hadn't heard of him for years and thought maybe he'd died back in the late 80's or so...I think I saw it was 2005 when he passed. I saw something that looked like his daughter died a week later. Weird....I didn't really commit any of it to long-term memory - it's not like I could bring it up as small talk at the next cocktail party we attend.
SC's 'Brass Black' is an acid. That's kind of the direction I'll head but that stuff's too strong....Same goes for the stuff to "age" roofing copper.... Vinegar maybe?
I'd thought of a camo cloth strip to hide it but I often have the jacket unzipped. Then I'd get the gold flash...
Salt's a good idea except I think it's more corrosive in spots. Tough to get an even coating. I'd be afraid I'd get some pitted spots and some still-shiny spots. "Pitted" would spoil the nice new strong metal.
The sharpie's something to keep in mind too.
I took a dremel tool and tiny wire wheel and "polished" it even more - with the thinking that there might be a lacquer or varnish over the metal. There wasn't but it was obvious that there's already been some limited oxidation....I might hunt metro zone once this weekend then the jacket will sit unused until September. There might be enough dulling even without my help but I think I'll try some weak acid (lemon juice or vinegar) - soaked in paper towel strips laid there overnight. Then if I don't get adequate tarnish by August,the sharpies will be used.
thanks guys....Ya,even you Coach.
It'd be nice if that was my worst problem for the week.