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Old 05-25-2018, 10:29 AM
Jim_in_PA Jim_in_PA is offline
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Default "Gold" Paint Suggestions

I'm likely going to have a few sign opportunities "real soon now" where there will be an expectation of "gold" lettering. I'm not interested in the the whole 'leafing" thing at this point--I'm still dealing with the CNC learning curve, so I'd like some advise on paints that are suitable for exterior use which will provide the typical "gold" look for lettering. What say you?
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Old 05-25-2018, 05:55 PM
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Don’t quote me on this but I believe TR had the last post concerning that material and the skill set to accompany it. I would reach out to him directly although I am certain there remain several others here that have experience with it.
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Old 05-25-2018, 11:22 PM
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Hey Jim,

Modern Masters carries a metallic line, they were purchased by Rustoleom and are rumored to go away. I have purchased it on Amazon. They carry a few gold shades depending what gold tone you are looking to achieve. I have just about all of them, lol Iridescent Gold is my go to color.

I would bet TR will agree, well because I learned it from him. :)

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Old 05-26-2018, 06:39 AM
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Thanks, Amazon had 6 32 Oz left,,, Now 5 !
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Old 05-26-2018, 10:25 AM
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+1 for Modern Masters. Again learned from TRís class
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Old 05-26-2018, 11:53 AM
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Thanks, folks. I grabbed 6oz of the Iridescent Gold along with another product that someone mentioned on SMC. I appreciate the lead...I'm kinda new to this. LOL
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Old 05-26-2018, 06:54 PM
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Jim, the MM Iridescent Gold is the best I've encountered. You'll need a white, cream or pale yellow undercoat, well sanded, & still need several coats. Actually, it's generally more work than laying patent leaf, truth be known.
They say to use their clearcoat as an overcoat. It's an "acrylic polyuethane". I bought a can, but haven't used it. Polyurethane has never been my friend in the past ..... it has always peeled like a sunburn on a redhead! It's easier to just add another coat of gold paint .

I just noticed on another forum that 1-shot metallic gold was recommended. Well, unless it has really improved from what it was 20 years ago, which I really doubt, if someone gave you a can & a $20 bill, you'd be better off handing both back to him.It was weak then, quickly lost its shine, & then in 2004, the EPA really started messing with solvent based paints, & most colours went for a crap. I'll admit to a prejudice against anything labelled 1-shot ..... I warranty everything I do & in 2005 & 2006, paints that traditionally lasted 20 years went to 20 months. Their "junk" cost me a LOT of money & I still don't trust 1-shot unless it's an old can & says "contains lead".

I use Ronan when I need a solvent based paint, but they discontinued their "Liquid Gold" ...... no idea why.
BTW, Ronan has sold to a company in Newburgh NY. They intend to "grow" the line.
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Old 05-26-2018, 09:17 PM
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TR, thanks for the tips, particularly about the undercoating. I suspected as such, but having that confirmation is a good thing. I'm truly appreciative. And for the comments on the "1-Shot". I only bought a small container, so if it's not good stuff, it only cost me a few bucks out of pocket since Amazon points came into play. :)
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