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Ingredients for metal finishes on steel

(2001)

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.

Thanks,

John Lee
- Tucson, Arizona


(2001)

Hey John,

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.

Thanks,

Dale Teague
- Cedar Creek, Texas


Color on Metal
from Abe Books

or


Heat, Color, Set & Fire
from Abe Books

or

October 2009

Hi, Dale. If clean steel is simply dipped into copper sulfate [linked by editor to product info at Amazon], it will acquire a copper surface.

This site is about metal finishing exclusively, folks, and we have 50 thousand pages about galvanizing, electroplating, painting, powder coating, patinizing, vacuum deposition . . . hundreds of different finishes. And please visit our "must-have books" page :-)

Good luck.

Regards,

Ted Mooney, finishing.com Teds signature
Ted Mooney, P.E.
finishing.com
Pine Beach, New Jersey


(2005)

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 Phoenix

Scott Woosley
- phoenix Arizona

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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.



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