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Copper paint for heat control
January 25, 2012
Q. If I painted copper on a surface would it resist heat like real copper?Al Sim
January 26, 2012
You are implying something that I am not understanding, and I can't try to answer until I understand what that is. I don't know what you mean by "resist heat like real copper". Please take a few sentences to describe what action you would like to take, and what benefit you want it to deliver. Thanks.
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Striving to live Aloha
finishing.com - Pine Beach, New Jersey
March 7, 2012
I can tell you that when I heat treat steel parts that are copper plated (the plating helps protect the steel from high temperature oxidation) I have to double the amount of heat-up time I've figured on. The copper reflects the radiant heat.
I don't know if this observations pertains to your question, but I hope it helps.
metallurgist - E. Aurora, New York