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In the course of mixing and experimenting with conductive paints for use in my copper plating and electroforming projects (copper plated wood), I mixed copper in with the graphite and ModPodge I was using, in an effort to up the conductivity of the paint. Once I'd coated the item, I sanded it, lightly, with 600 grit sand paper and noticed the dark, black, flat paint was transforming to a shiny, copper finish, like one you'd get after adding patina to bare copper.

On a whim, I painted a wood piece without using either primer or sealer and took it over to the buffer. In seconds, I had what looked exactly like a patinaed copper piece.

The posted pictures and steps for doing this at:


https://www.instructables.com/id/Rea...Plating-Paint/
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That is a very cool technique, Kelly and I'm glad you posted it. I will have to give it a try. Thanks!

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P.S. You can copper plate or paint dragons too.

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P.S. You can copper plate or paint dragons too.
How do you get them to hold still?
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Nice, Where did you get the copper from? what grind? and how much did you pay?
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Nice and Ilike it

So where do you get this copper power ?

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NYQUIL. Lots of it (drink enough, and you'll even see more dragons).



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To see how it's done, and the prices I paid for the copper powder and graphite, to the instructables post I posted:

https://www.instructables.com/id/Rea...Plating-Paint/


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Tanks a lot Kelly!

Nice , but expensive finish.

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I agree. However, I already had the materials for copper plating. To make conductive paint. Discovering it would buff into this was a happy accident. And it's still far cheaper than buying commercial products that attempt to imitate copper plating. They start at about $150.00 a gallon. Of course, you can buy smaller quantities, but the price goes up.

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