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Here is one I tried today using just the copper powder and ModPodge.
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The copper paint used to prevent algae and barnacle growth on boats might work well for this and be easier to buy rather than make. Just a suggestion.

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Charley, those Marine paints have Copper compounds in them; they don't really look very Copper like...too many other ingredients. The standout might be 'CopperCoat' which does look like Copper.
Those anti-fouling paints are reaaaallly expensive. The Copper content has been greatly reduced due to environmental issues.
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One of the reasons that it's more difficult to find the fine ground metals (at retail) is that they're ideal for making Thermite. Don't ask me how I know this...
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One of the reasons that it's more difficult to find the fine ground metals (at retail) is that they're ideal for making Thermite. Don't ask me how I know this...
Thermite: 4 Steps
Ah, thermite. Amazing stuff. We always had a thermite grenade next to our howitzers in case we got overrun and had to abandon our guns. Pull the pin, drop one down the barrel and no one was ever going to use that gun again. I'm happy to say we never needed one. There was also a big flat thermite device that sat on top of our crypto file cabinets. One pull of the pin and the entire cabinet would be melted ash in a matter of seconds.
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And thermite is the reason you don't sand and grind a lot of aluminum and metal on the same belt.
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As to copper paints, as mentioned, they run into the area of $150.00 a gallon and the price per ounce goes way up as your containers get smaller. Pretty expensive experiments. Copper powder isn't horribly expensive. I bought a pound for about $16.45 and a large bottle of ModPodge was about seven. That makes a LOT of product.
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And thermite is the reason you don't sand and grind a lot of aluminum and metal on the same belt.
I've mentioned this before; if you're using your angle grinder with cutting discs for cutting Aluminum, get the ones that are specifically for Aluminum!
If you can't find them on the rack, and the clerk thinks you're nutz, educate him/her!
https://www.walter.com/en_US/product...utting/zip-alu
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