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Suggestions on how to achieve this look

Postby radnurse68 » Wed Jun 10, 2015 4:33 pm

I need to recreate this technique /look on a much larger scale. It appears that they have braised brass onto the mild steel and sanded it down a bit. I'm open for suggestions on how to achieve this the easiest and cheapest way?

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Re: Suggestions on how to achieve this look

Postby radnurse68 » Wed Jun 10, 2015 5:13 pm

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Re: Suggestions on how to achieve this look

Postby kb3gun » Thu Jun 11, 2015 8:39 am

Looks like they brazed over it with a bronze rod.
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Re: Suggestions on how to achieve this look

Postby acourtjester » Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:36 am

You may contact the guy at "SteelFX" about his Copper F/X you may be able to used a eye dropper to spot the places you want copper color to be.

In place of the normal spray application :lol:
It will not have the texture of the blobs of copper but may do what you want.
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Re: Suggestions on how to achieve this look

Postby tnbndr » Fri Jun 12, 2015 8:29 am

It will not have the texture of the blobs of copper but may do what you want.

He could achieve the blobs by just placing short welds randomly along the letters, then touch with a grinder to polish and then apply with dropper the copper FX. Should work, but time consuming.
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Re: Suggestions on how to achieve this look

Postby yeomansjon » Wed Jul 15, 2015 8:11 am

What an awesome looking sign! Looks like he cut the letters and then hit it with a flap disk or something like it, then either top welded the pattern you see and hit with steel fx copper dye or braised with bronze. Then hit the tops with a flap disk.
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Re: Suggestions on how to achieve this look

Postby JimmyMac » Wed Jul 15, 2015 12:33 pm

It looks like the base metal is Stainless and they used a mig welder with regular steel and then hit it with Steel FX Copper after using a grinder.

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Re: Suggestions on how to achieve this look

Postby Robert » Sun Aug 23, 2015 6:55 pm

What type of font is that ?
Thank looks good

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Re: Suggestions on how to achieve this look

Postby Shane Warnick » Mon Aug 24, 2015 12:27 pm

I think your initial impression of brass rod brazed onto steel is correct. I played with this some, initially tried copper, but even with flux it would never stick to the steel. It would just wet out, and then roll off and drip and then fall off when it was cooled. Hard to tell from the picture if it's brass, or bronze rod. Tricky part is getting the flux where you want it, if you get carried away with the flux, and the piece is good and hot, then the flux will actually pull the metal you are brazing around with it, and can carry it where you may not want it. Of course, if the random look is what you are going for, no worries. Only other thing I can think of, is that the brass or bronze is a lot softer than the steel, so go easy with the sanding otherwise you might get to do it twice.

If you tackle it, post up some pics for us to see.

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Re: Suggestions on how to achieve this look

Postby lobsterlift » Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:41 pm

hello, i have done this many times before. used more brazing rod and never sanded it, just cleaned with a wire brush and some tarnex (spelled wrong i'm sure) mine have alot more on them but it didn't start out that way. first pass looked much like what you want to do. i preheated the parts in the forge and used oxy/ acetylene to finish them off. flux covered ron with spoonfulls of flux added. most took 3 passes to get the coverage i have. i'll try and find a close up pic, but you can see spots of steel showing through if you look hard.

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Re: Suggestions on how to achieve this look

Postby lobsterlift » Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:43 pm

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Re: Suggestions on how to achieve this look

Postby rons » Tue May 03, 2016 10:53 am

What is the name of the font
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Re: Suggestions on how to achieve this look

Postby reedjj » Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:38 am

TIG welding Silicon Bronze and buffing would work.


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