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According to Eric (the Ground Up guy) the finish is pretty fragile, so not recommended for a street frame.

You can accelerate the verdigris patina process by spraying copper with a mixture of copper carbonate, ammonia and water http://experts.about.com/q/Metals-24...-verdegris.htm

Once it reaches the desired color of green, a clear coat of paint could be applied to protect the delicate plating. I'm not sure how the verdigris would react to the solvent in the paint though, so I think you would want a few very light coats at first.

There is also a copper paint, and oxidizing compound crafty folks use to give a verdigris effect to non-metalic objects. I'm not sure if the paint is suitable for a frame, but you might want to check it out. http://www.timeout4me.com.au/140.htm
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