I Used the Wrong Type of Patina
I'm a newbee (2nd project)and bought black patina for zinc then used it on solder. It looks grey and not really bad on the project. My question is what will the long term effects be? I am giving it to a friend as a gift and want to make sure it is OK. Also since we live overseas and have limited resources is there any other car waxes that can be used. Mothers is not available without mail order.
The patina should be fine. When the patina is used on zinc, it also covers any solder that's on the zinc (corner joints and where it's soldered to the panel), so I can't see where there would be any long term effects.
If you can't find Mother's Cleaner Wax, look for a car wax that is carnauba wax. The basic ingredient in Mother's is carnauba wax.