My hubby is testing the following and we don't understand how we're getting these results. We would like to finally get a product that looks Aluminum, sorta like rubnbuff on sintra, but all these weird shades are comming out. The reasoning behind these tests are because rubnbuff if not sealed with a clear coat of paint will rub off on the rest of your costume, and if dinged, your black or white sintra/styrene will show through. Same with regular paints.
Can anyone suggest a way for us to get aluminum coloring?
1) regular resin casted, cured, lab metal brushed on top, buffed (looks like chrome)
2) lab metal brushed in the mold, cured, resin poured behind it cured, demolded and buffed the lab metal(looks dark gray)
3) Aluminum powdered resin cured, buffed (looks like titanium color)
Let Zam I Ain't know whatcha think. We are clueless right now.