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Technical Tinting engine turned dash panel

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  1. morepower
    Joined: Jan 24, 2009
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    Hey gang. I would like to create a translucent aged effect on a new engine-turned dash panel. I have considered tinting clear lacquer or shellac, or some type of paint mix. Then there's the matter of aging. The new panel is plain aluminum with 1/2" swirls. Any suggestions most appreciated. Thanks!
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  2. dana barlow
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    1. Y-blocks

    There is some spray can tint for alum rims,but don't remember who made it !
     
  3. Bob Lowry
    Joined: Jan 19, 2020
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    Check out the web...type in "aging aluminum"...you can use Oxi-Clean for patina effect.
    Also lists bronze, gold, black, etc.
     
  4. morepower
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    Any of you able to see the photos I posted?
     

  5. morepower
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  6. Nope... Getting the red "X"
     
  7. VANDENPLAS
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    No photos

    anything that oxidizes aluminum would work.
    What about rubbing paint or soy sauce to give it a tinted rubbed worn aged ’d look ?
     
  8. ......Yummm, Soy Sauce.:D
     
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  9. Bandit Billy
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    Bug juice definitely gives a tie a nice aged look and it is permanent I have discovered.
     
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  10. The Shift Wizard
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    I'm sprinkling a few brass pieces on my '50 truck dashboard to contrast with the chrome. In a couple of instances, I rattlecan sprayed candy yellow with rootbeer brown in the low relief for a touch of age/patina. It turns out glossy but I could hit it with flat-clear easy enough if I wanted. The trim around my gauges is one example. They were chrome and I wanted the brass appearance.
    I bought 3.5 oz cans of 'Spaz Stix' brand. They have a variety of colors. But if you have access to an airbrush, that's even better. you can do vignettes on the edges and/or corners and soften/age that more so with steel wool. Pockmarks are also easy to fake with a drop or two of paint on a toothbrush and running a popcycle stick or fingernail backward on the bristles. When the bristles snap forward again, they flick micro-drops of pigment on the subject piece randomly a few at a time.

    Edit; I don't think I was as clear as I intended. In a nutshell, You can apply a haze or fade and then lightly work it with steel wool to get the effect you want. "Less is more" so transparent colors are softer with a lighter touch than opaque.

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  11. morepower
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    IMAGES NOW POSTED!
     
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  12. morepower
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    Please check out photos now on main post.
     
  13. BJR
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    Hit it with some candy paint, lots of colors, dark to light, depending on how many coats you put on.
     
  14. morepower
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    Thanks for sharing this... very helpful!
     
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  15. Petejoe
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    Gun blueing.
    It’s an
    Oxidizer.
    Try on a scrap piece and before you get the desired effect.
     
  16. treb11
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