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#1 Foxer


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Posted 21 August 2010 - 07:06 AM

I don't have a vast backlog of using different brands of copper paint, so I'm asking all of you that have tried various copper paints to recommend what brand would simulate the look of copper pipe, such as in your house. This has a definite metallic look and I'm leaning toward trying some Alclad Copper, although this is not one of their high reflective paints.

This IS going to be actual copper piping, but think "rat rod intake piping" if you can't figure where the heck copper pipe is on an automobile! :lol:

All suggestions will be welcome!

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Posted 21 August 2010 - 07:15 AM

Alclad copper would be your best bet. It is not like there chrome or polished aluminum paint. You apply it like any other paint and it does have a little gloss sheen to it. Unlike the chrome, you can clear coat it for a hi gloss shine.

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Posted 21 August 2010 - 07:53 AM

Hey Mike,

I was trying to use copper as well, got one of the little Testor bottles, the copper has a very distinctive pinkish tint to it, didn't come out like I thought it should, very disappointing. Seems like the flat brass looks more copper, going to try to mix them and see results, will keep you posted. I had read somewhere about weathering with salt water after the paint dries to give it a touch of the green sheen, but never tried it.

Also, Testor's has a downloadable catalog you can save in your computer if you ever need it, pretty accurate in my humble opinion. Hope this helps. a bit.


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Posted 24 August 2010 - 07:36 AM

Mike ,

Try Floquil , it will be in the model railroad section at your hobby shop. I used to use it to simulate roofing tin on my HO buildings.

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 04:45 AM

If your doing tubing, why not use copper wire.....you can age it or seal it..:P