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Metal Charm Coating

December 11, 2020

Q. Hello, My name is Mark and I am looking for information for a project that I want to do. I have a few large charms that I designed and I want to get them to look like shiney glossy gold. I have the 3D digital files. I am looking for any solutions to get it coated. I can get it manufactured in bronze, aluminium, brass (which sounds the best) or brass alloy with tin....or any other suggestions. Then once it is manufactured I will need it finish coated. I am looking at injection molds or lost wax casting to manufacture the item.

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After that I'm lost and just starting to do research into "finishing" this project. Any thoughts would be great.

Mark Rebello
- Toronto Ontario


December 2020

A. Hi Mark. If you make them of brass, you will only have to mechanically polish and buff, then apply a brass lacquer. It sounds simplest.

Luck & Regards,

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December 11, 2020

A. What Ted says is sound advice. But to make them really "gold" color, make of brass, polish/buff, then bright nickel plate followed by gold plate.

That will make them look a bit better and cost way more.

jeffrey holmes
Jeffrey Holmes, CEF
Spartanburg, South Carolina

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