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M7251- Color Variations of Silver, Steel, Iron, and Aluminum Plaques

M7251- Color Variations of Silver, Steel, Iron, and  Aluminum Plaques

This photo shows the different colors and surface finishes of the nickel-silver, stainless steel, aluminum,and wrought iron metal coatings. The colors and finish can be modified by the chemical content of the metal liquid and the amount of polishing done in different areas after it has set up. We generally polish the raised areas the most, leaving lightly polished backgrounds darker The top two pictures in the above photo shows high polish (brighter) in the high areas. We normally use these finishes for text, borders, and artwork on our nickel-silver and stainless steel signs and plaques, because it provides better contrast with the background and this readability than the other finishes.

We coat our HDU and metal plaques and signs with a metal liquid spray using a spray gun or airbrush) .We use their proprietary blend of composite real metal particles and a binder (similar to epoxy resin for fiberglass) that we cold-spray onto virtually any substrate, including high-density-urethane (HDU), acrylic, aluminum, and steel, to create the look and feel of solid cast metal. The metal coating has a living finish and will age naturally over time. The metal is applied as part of a proprietary seven-step process by our craftsmen. At an average 10-mil thickness (metal electroplating is less than 1-mil thick), our copper-coating process adds less than four ounces of weight per square foot, provides the durability of solid cast metal, and is non-corrosive. Our metal-coating and HDU substrate has a Class 1-Class A fire rating.

Our proprietary metal-coated HDU substrate may be used for interior and exterior applications. The metal coating will not chip, flake, bubble, or peel and will last a lifetime. Our metal coatings include copper, bronze, brass, nickel-silver, stainless steel, aluminum, and iron. All of these coatings can be applied with a patina, spot-polished, or high-polished, as shown in the above photo. M7251. Samples of other colors and textures are shown in the photos M7003 (bronze), M7101 (brass), and M7202 (copper).

Please click on "Return to List" below right to see our photos of our bronze, brass, copper, nickel-silver, gold, silver, stainless steel and aluminum plaques and signs.