Concentrated, Blended, Ready-To-Use Metal Dyes for Steel or Any Metal, Including Aluminum or Stainless. Translucent, Vibrant Colors in Any Hue Imaginable by Combining Different Dyes.
Manufactured Beyond Industry Specifications in the STEEL F/X® Lab.
The Color Possibilities Are Endless! May be Applied on Bare, Shiny Metal or Over COPPER F/X™ Patina for Steel for a Different, Unique Combination of Color With Metallic Background.
Easy To Apply by Brush, Sponge, Rag or Airbrush. The Dyes Dry Instantly, Don’t Require Rinsing and are Compatible With Any Clear-Coat.
Colors Can be Combined, Thinned or Tinted with the White Dye. (White Dye is Semi-Opaque) Colors Can be Darkened (Shaded) With the Black Dye, Which is Also Translucent.
Concentrated, You May Thin the Dyes up to 20-25% with Acetone. Or, Use “As-Is” for Brilliant, Eye-Popping Colors On Your Metal!
Can Also be Used on Top of Any of the STEEL F/X Patinas for Gorgeous Effects Including Color, Depth, Contrast, Shadows & Shading.
Can be Clear-Coated With Any Clear You Prefer, Including Clear Powder-Coat. Very Fun to Work With & The Results Are Phenomenal!
Tammy October 6, 2014 at 10:15 am #
Love the metal dyes!!! They are so awesome and fun to work with. The finished product always looks amazing!
Bill Worden October 6, 2014 at 10:57 am #
The Metal Solvent Dyes are one of my favorites, too! They add so much flair & value to our metal art! Thanks, Tammy!
Robert Donahue (verified owner) –
These metal dyes are a fantastic way of adding life and beauty to your projects. It is pure magic when I apply the clear coat on top of the metal dyes. They come to life in HIGH DEFINITION. The dyes go on very flat and almost powdery looking. I have to trust that the colors will appear after I clear coat them. One thing I learned is that a little goes a long way as far as color saturation. The first piece I applied way too much dye and the colors were vibrant ten times what I needed. You learn to trust that it will look good once clear coated. It it is not enough color, I have gone back over the clear and added more color plus clear to get the look I was looking for. These dyes are fantastic, I am very happy to have found out about Steel F/X and all the products and knowledge Bill has given to us as metal workers. His many years of trial and error have saved me the frustration of doing all that research myself. Thank you Bill, I will be a longtime customer.
Robert Donahue San Jose CA
Bill Worden –
David S, Owner of Old Soul Metalworks
Submitted on 2013/11/04 at 10:31 am
The Gold Dye is not just a yellow with sparkles. If your looking for gold tones to add to your Steel F/X dye arsenal this is for you. This dye lends itself well to several application techniques. I tried sponging, brushing, spraying (dont tell bill), and pipette. The most interesting results came from the pipette. Small drops placed randomly on the surface until the entire area was covered left borders where the dots and patches of gold dye met. creating a awesome effect. Hope you enjoy this new dye as much as i do.
Old Soul Metalworks
note: The Gold Dye no longer has iridescent flakes. In some airbrushes, clogging or erratic spray patterns can occur. But, you can add your own choice of color iridescent powders if you like. Bill, STEEL F/X®
Bill Worden –
Product photos are courtesy of Harold B., NM Metal Artist
and Allen B., MO Metal Artist