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copper metallic paint

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by weaselboogie, May 22, 2012.

  1. weaselboogie

    weaselboogie Very Active Member

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    I have a customer that I'm working with that is requesting copper metallic type of paint for longterm letters. Would be applied to aluminum. Hand brushed or automotive sprayed doesn't matter, but they're wanting longterm . I'm a bit stumped.
     
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    ProWraps Very Active Member

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    cut out of copper sheet and cleared and adhered for "long term".

    or possibly a faux ano or powdercoat solution? they got some pretty amazing faux metal powdercoating now.
     
  3. Forum Studio

    Forum Studio New Member

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    Dont use copper metalic paints for long term.Mix pearlescent copper mica http://www.crescentbronze.com/order_products/pearlescent in clear with some maroon colour for opacity.You can paint dark red-brown or black and top with clear with mica.For long term I use exterior latex colours with outdoor Varathane Diamond Finish.Brush,spray or roll.
     
  4. Craig Sjoquist

    Craig Sjoquist Major Contributor

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    Agrees with Pro Wraps.. a lot depends on what brands you can get and willing to work with.

    Ronan's Aquacote makes some awesome Metallica's

    Do you have scenic or faux supply ?
     
  5. SignosaurusRex

    SignosaurusRex Major Contributor

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    Copper...Long term, exterior.......Automotive paint is the only way to go. Dodge used a very nice copper metallic on pickups a few years ago. Anything else will eventually change color or tarnish even with a good clear coat.
     
  6. insignia

    insignia Very Active Member

    Look at LuminOre and/or Sophisticated Finishes. I've never personally used LuminOre but I've seen it in action and it's very cool. Not cheap, but it's a great look. We used to use a lot of Sophisticated Finishes products and they always gave us good results. I've got some signs out using their bronze colors that still look new after 5+ years. Never used a copper from them so I can't say first hand how it looks or holds up though.
     
  7. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    Matthews had a nice copper. Haven't used in in quite a while though.
     
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    Powdercoat them, I've done it several times.
     
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    CES020 Very Active Member

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    House of Kolor makes a nice one too. It's also sold by some places ready to spray.

    tcpglobal.com is one place that sells small amounts, ready to spray.
     
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    if you want longterm your talking of nothing but automotive, no ronan or one shot crap, simply put it would be the easiest. basecoat clearcoat or single stage would suffice
     
  11. weaselboogie

    weaselboogie Very Active Member

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    Thanks for the options everyone!
     
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