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Project by PapaGary1 posted 03-29-2021 11:58 AM 560 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter-in-law is a football enthusiast so I thought I would make her a football player statue. I made it out of pine then applied a dark bronze metal powder coating. It stands 32” tall.

Gary





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#1 posted 03-29-2021 01:50 PM

WOW! Fascinating work!

-- Gary - ozarksawdust.com

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#2 posted 03-30-2021 12:11 AM

It’s nothing compared to my pine step stool… but who am I to say…lol…
That’s amazing Gary. You’re truly an artist.

-- -- Jim, Cumberland,RI -- Life is all the other stuff you do when you're not in the shop. - http://www.woodshopshed.com

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#3 posted 03-30-2021 12:56 AM

I take it the dark bronze metal powder coating is actually a metal based paint?

-- Regards Rob

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#4 posted 03-30-2021 12:01 PM



I take it the dark bronze metal powder coating is actually a metal based paint?

- robscastle

I mixed a 350 Mesh metal powder with resin at a 3 to 1 ratio and spray it on with a large nozzle paint gun. Several hours later, after it’s set, I sand the resin off using steel wool and wire brush. The results makes it look like it was casted.

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#5 posted 03-30-2021 10:14 PM

Very good
In following up the power coating I called our local Powder Coaters

P&J Powder Coatings
Powder coating service in Tingalpa, Queensland
Address: 39 Container St, Tingalpa QLD 4173
Phone: (07) 3890 1797

The advice they gave me was that it was impossible to do with wood due to the fact it is not electrically conductive.

So using your method it does in fact work.

Now without being too much of a pest may I see some in progress shots please?

-- Regards Rob

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#6 posted 03-31-2021 03:14 AM

I am gunna kill JRAP! and crush his phantom pine step stool!!....tee hee!

-- Regards Rob

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#7 posted 03-31-2021 11:42 AM



Very good
In following up the power coating I called our local Powder Coaters

P&J Powder Coatings
Powder coating service in Tingalpa, Queensland
Address: 39 Container St, Tingalpa QLD 4173
Phone: (07) 3890 1797

The advice they gave me was that it was impossible to do with wood due to the fact it is not electrically conductive.

So using your method it does in fact work.

Now without being too much of a pest may I see some in progress shots please?

- robscastle


Actually applying the metal powder is fairly simple and once you do it, you’ll find a lot of projects to apply it on.
First you need a few inexpensive tools:
1: Spray gun with a 2.3mm nozzle for a little over $40 on places like Amazon or Ebay. Not the same one at Harbor Freight which is only 1.6mm. (Titan Gravity Feed HVLP Spray Gun 2.3mm nozzle)

2. A digital scale that measure grams ( about $10 on Amazon).

3. Plastic container to clean gun. You need about a cup Acetone to clean the gun. Completely disassemble and clean each part immediately after you have sprayed the resin to avoid it setting in the gun. Takes about 5-minutes to clean the gun, it takes about 10-minutes when the resin starts hardening.

I get the metal powder and resin from https://www.metalpowdersusa.com although he doesn’t list the resin on his website, you can call or email him from his website. (He does sell it on Amazon) The resin is a lot thinner than fiberglass resin you get at Home Depot or an auto parts store, however that resin you can thin slightly using Acetone. The thinner resin when mixed with the metal sprays better. I’ve attached a picture that shows the mixing ratio for each metal. Make sure you paint the the model with Primer before applying the metal mixture.

I use a board with nails sticking out to suspend the model while spraying, sitting on some cardboard. Use Steel wool and a light gage wire and nylon brushes to sand off the surface resin after it has set for several hours. You may also apply some patina to highlight parts. If you sand through, mix up a little in a plastic cup and touch up with a flux brush.

Gary

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