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  1. #1
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    Default metal art, to paint or not to paint ???

    so i been playing with this piece for almost a year.....ok maybe a little longer.
    so i'm getting closer to finishing it and cant quite decide if it should be painted or left as bare steel ???
    i plan on working on the base a bit still and then staining it a dark mahogany or deep reddish color.

    so what do you all think, paint or no paint ???

    not the best pic's i'll try to take a few better ones later tonight.
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    Last edited by fun4now; 01-28-2008 at 11:21 AM.
    thanks for the help
    ......or..........
    hope i helped

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    Default no paint

    i'd clean it up and spray water from a bottle to let form a little rust then clearcoat it

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    I wouldn't let this rust because of too many details. Once it rusts, everything will just blend together.
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    Default No paint.

    James,

    You and your other half have so much talent. I'm jealous.
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    thanks TIG
    thanks for the help
    ......or..........
    hope i helped

    feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. james@newyorkmetalart.com
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    James, that piece is pretty cool looking, nice job. Half of me says to leave it the way it is and the other half says to paint it, either way it will still look good. Glad I could be so much help with your decision Dave
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    Default No paint

    I think I'd have it sand blasted shiny and then try the hot linseed oil finish. If you've seen some of "hotfoots" stuff on the other boards you can get some fantastic deep golds, maroons and bronze colors that still let the beauty of the metal though.

    The bell here is done that way.
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    that bell is way cool. i gotta learn how to do some of this stuff.
    thanks for the help
    ......or..........
    hope i helped

    feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. james@newyorkmetalart.com
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    Default Paint or not to paint

    Quote Originally Posted by fun4now View Post
    that bell is way cool. i gotta learn how to do some of this stuff.
    No, your hand was cool. All I did was cut the bottom off a small O2 cylinder, sand off the paint and color.

    Thanks

    bob

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    so tell me how you collored it so i can do the same to my hand and it will be even cooler.
    thanks for the help
    ......or..........
    hope i helped

    feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. james@newyorkmetalart.com
    summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
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