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It looks nice, does it scratch? Is maintenance easy?

While we're at it, how about the Antique Bronze finish as well?

Thank you so much. There are so many beautiful cups available now and my magic interest/cups obsession is re-emerging after several years in remission.
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Both of those finishes are generally covered with clear coat. The clear coating on these is, to the best of my knowledge, a heavy acrylic finish, which is quite durable.

I prefer an unplated cup, usually copper.
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I have had some Darkness Falls (black chrome) Cups from the Jake Era now for over a year, they hold up well and cleanup with a little Windex. Donnie has told me that his current offering of black chrome Cups use a different process and are more durable then Cups past.

Good luck with whatever Cups you end up getting!

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Thank you both, I appreciate it.
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The new cups are great and with the new process he uses it will hold up to regular use.
Nothing to scratch off.
I would say that anything with a clear coat on it will chip and scratch with regular use both in practice and performance.
I have two sets and one was more durable than the other with the about the same amount of use.
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I wish that it were possible to do the Magipoxy finish again.
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On 2010-12-27 17:51, Bill Palmer wrote:
I wish that it were possible to do the Magipoxy finish again.


I miss the Magipoxy finish as well. Is the story true that Mike Brazill applied this finish using his kitchen oven? It sounds implausible, but pretty amazing as well.
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Yes that is true Dale.
The magipoxy was so strong a bond with the cups that Several friends still have their original RNT cups and they look like when they first got them some 30yrs ago. That is with regular use over that time.
That finish did not chip or scrape off at all. I miss it too.
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On 2010-12-27 19:26, Dale Houck wrote:
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On 2010-12-27 17:51, Bill Palmer wrote:
I wish that it were possible to do the Magipoxy finish again.

I miss the Magipoxy finish as well. Is the story true that Mike Brazill applied this finish using his kitchen oven? It sounds implausible, but pretty amazing as well.

He may have, in very early years, but he told me that he had purchased a machine from a company that made the lids for spray cans, as well as other things. The parts were suspended on a slow-moving conveyor that passed through the curing oven. The epoxy was applied with a spray gun. The gun had a negative charge, and the conveyor had a positive charge. The sprayed particles were attracted to the charged surface.

Evidently, either the EPA or OSHA doesn't like this finish. But they are using a finish that is similar in some ways to finish musical instruments. It's a UV cured polyurethane HVLP finish. I don't see what any of the problems are as long as you are using a proper spray booth.

Posted: Dec 28, 2010 12:10am
Here's a question to someone who works with these finishes.

What is the difference between "black chrome" and "parkerization"?
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