I’m a metal fabricator in the Portland, Oregon area who’s been looking for a product like this for an upcoming project and was excited to see what your company has to offer. However I’ve little experience with patinas/dyes but I’m excited to try .
Most all the samples and videos I’ve seen on your site are 2D lasered, plasma cut or other type of cut-outs. My current project involves a 3D 4′ dia. tapered metal vessel that will enclose a fire display unit.
The client would like the finished look similar to the color picture below (Not that great of a picture, but I hope you get the intent) and was hoping I could do that with one or a few of the patinas you offer.
I’m also curious how the finish would look on welded, or fabricated pieces? I plan on grinding all welds flush and probably sandblasting the entire thing, then either polishing w/ flap sanding discs or leave alone for a duller finish.
I would like your opinion on how to accomplish a similar look with your products.
Also since there will be a little heat transfer, should I be worried about the clear coat possibly “Flaking off”?
If that’s the case would I be better off using cor-ten steel to rust the top portion of the vessel naturally, then patinizing w/ clear coat on the bottom portion of the vessel?
Any help would be appreciated,
The “look” of the vessel image is easily done with one single patina: BRONZE F/X™.
The clear-coat won’t delaminate or blister unless temps are consistently above 250F.
I would however, definitely recommend a 2-Part Clear, such as a high-end Automotive Top-Coat.
I use and recommend PPG DELTRON DC3000, also found on my site, at: https://steelfxpatinas.com/shop/supplies/deltron-dc3000/
No need to use Corten, unless you just want to, but the color range of the rust patina of corten will be more in the Brown/Red family, as opposed to the
BRONZE F/X™, which is a deep Brownish/Black Patina. It’s also very easy to use.
Please let me know if you have any further questions.