Black Addi Turbo needles

Bill's picture

I've been bothered by the bright silver finish on the Addi turbo's blinding to my old eyes... searched and found a product that turns them charcoal grey!'s a liquid called "Blacken it" used to antique model trains and tracks. Got it from Micromark.. I just cleaned the turbo needles to get rid of finger grease...and dipped them in the bottle...then rinsed. ...they're now a warm charcoal grey colour. it doesn't rub off or stain... Bill

Chris Vandenburg's picture

Bill, I agree with you.  I


I agree with you.  I ONLY use the turbos and when I am at home it's fine because I have the lighting the way I want it.  But when I knit at work, I get this weird mirror effect from the needles from the lighting I have there.

My question to you is..... do they knit as fast and as smooth as the nickel plating?  Because that is what I like about them.

Thanks so much for the info.


Bill's picture

the "Blacken it" dip doesn't

the "Blacken it" dip doesn't change the surface...just darkens it... ...sort of charcoal gunmetal look... ...still smooth and slipery It oxidizes the nickel plating. Bill

Gabriel's picture

Bill....what a great idea! I

Bill....what a great idea! I kind of like the sivery finish....but if I ever get tired of it....I'll know what to do.