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Discussion in 'Product and Supplier Referrals' started by Kottwitz-Graphics, Mar 20, 2019.

  1. Kottwitz-Graphics

    Kottwitz-Graphics Very Active Member

    Sep 25, 2006
    Ridgely, MD
    I was asked to reletter a boat, and use the same material that was there. what the original sign guy used was a florentine pattern gold. the gold is not a bright gold, but a more "washed out" tone.

    could it be faded out, or is it a satin type of material?

    normally I wouldn't worry about it, but there is a 1/2" stripe down the side (continuous piece) and part of it has been rubbed off from a bumper, and I am going to repair it, and I don't want a bright gold patch on a satin type of material.
  2. Johnny Best

    Johnny Best Very Active Member

    Dec 9, 2015
    buffalo ny
    I use the Real Gold metal vinyl films out of Deland, FL and their florentine is high gloss so a patch would show up if the one on there is satin.
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  3. unclebun

    unclebun Very Active Member

    I'm not sure what you are talking about with "faded" and "satin". If it is truly faded, then it's not real Sign Gold. That doesn't fade. It's more likely Avery Florentine swirl gold or Variegated Gold (which is also made by R-Tape), which use a silver colored foil beneath a transparent yellow laminate. If the transparent yellow fades, they'll be a less yellow gold color, more tan to silver. If the issue is that the gloss is gone from people using polishes on it or just from age and UV deterioration, then it could be either real Sign Gold or one of the imitations.
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  4. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

    Mar 12, 2005
    New England
    Everything fades, especially if you're on the ocean. Almost impossible to match any material that's been exposed for any amount of time.
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