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Ingredients for metal finishes on steel
Where can I find the ingredients for various metal finishes that can be applied to cold rolled steel? I have cut some designs and want to plate them by dipping into a solution to give a copper or instant-rust appearance.
- Tucson, Arizona
Did you ever figure out how to get the look you wanted on your steel? I am looking for the same thing and am having trouble finding information.
- Cedar Creek, Texas
"Color on Metal"
from Abe Books
"Heat, Color, Set & Fire"
from Abe Books
Hi, Dale. If clean steel is simply dipped into copper sulfate [affil. link to info/product on Amazon], it will acquire a copper surface.
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Ted Mooney, P.E.
Striving to live Aloha
finishing.com - Pine Beach, New Jersey
You can buy a chemical at arizona iron or phoenix metals (one or the other I forget which) that sprays on and produces a copper look, there are also powder coats that produce a transparent copper look try first place finishers in PhoenixScott Woosley
- phoenix Arizona
Ed. note -- Scott: We don't readily find anything like that from Arizona Iron or Phoenix Metals; can you be a bit more specific? Thanks.