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vance galliher
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surface gilding...

Post by vance galliher » Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:48 pm

have you ever lightly scratched the finished 23k gilded domed dimensional exterior letter with 0004 steel wool ?
to see, I did, and I think the result is more dramatic !
just trying something different...
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Doug Bernhardt
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Re: surface gilding...

Post by Doug Bernhardt » Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:52 pm

Well Vance...it's time for a photo of that!!

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Re: surface gilding...

Post by John Smith » Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:57 am

Vance - yes, photos would be awesome !
or at least describe the technique of what you did.
did you scratch just the sides, just the top surface or the entire letter ?
inquiring minds want to know.

There was a fellow member in New Port Richie, FL that gilded the Gemini plastic letters
and sold them through his website - Mike Facemire - and they looked simply awesome. http://prosigns.org/ThePowerOfGold.asp
I did not see any that were scratched or scuffed (as mentioned above) in his shop - just burnished to a high luster.
some of the flat faced letters had some embellishments such as two-toned colors and engine turning.
now that there are a lot of commercial "plastic primers" on the market, I think that his
secret priming process is outdated by now - this was maybe 15-20 years ago.
The idea of using the commercially available plastic or aluminum letters is a good idea for the entry level fabricator
as the initial cost outlay is minimal compared to handcarved letters . . . then embelish them as desired.
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