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mick H05/05/2021 06:49:20
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Can anyone assist me with finding a brass or bronze epoxy type filler? I know that colour additives for resin are available .....has anyone tried them?

Mick

JasonB05/05/2021 07:06:51
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I've used the very fine powdered fillers which you mix with epoxy or resin but only the aluminium which comes out very well and looks just like polished metal. Biggest problem I see is that there are so many shades of brass and bronze you may not get an exact colour match.

mechman4805/05/2021 13:33:45
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I have collected over the past few years 3 round boiled sweet tins; one ea. for brass / cast iron / aluminium filings that on occasions I have used to mix with 2 part epoxy resin to fill blow holes & the like. Cast iron filings work particularly well leaving a barely discernable difference. As mentioned brass can vary in shade so are visible in most cases. Larger brass chippings can be used to temper / blue small items... see Clickspring's site where he shows an example of bluing tiny screws. I have used Aluminium too but that shows a difference on shading too, more like a 'chilled' spot as in Cast iron,again due to different grades, they all do the job & if you're painting afterwards, who's to know?

George.

mick H06/05/2021 08:52:32
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Thanks gents

Mick

mick H06/05/2021 08:52:36
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Thanks gents

Mick

mick H06/05/2021 08:52:37
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Thanks gents

Mick

mick H06/05/2021 08:53:53
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Sorry to be so effusive about the "thanks", not sure how that happened.

Mick

Mike Hurley06/05/2021 09:18:11
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When I've tried fine bass filings in epoxy in the past, they just seem to turn black. Suppose it's the acid / or alkeline reaction. Just never had much success I'm afraid. Sorry - not much help I know

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