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Hey guys,

I just came across the weirdest thing. Some artists make their own "Silver" pigment. You use normal cheap cooking oil as heat absober, add salt as grinding material as salt does not dissolve in oil. The you just add small cut peices of ordinary aluminum foil from your kitchen. Put all in a blender and of you go. When it seems "fine" enough, you dilute the blend with nailpolish remover and filter it through a coffe filter paper.

Sounds crazy but maybe its just so crazy that it may work...:scratch:

On the same topic I have now found pure high grade aluminum silver paint. Regrettably I think its only sold domesticly.
http://herdins.webdoc.nu/herdins_asp/pdf/dh028_sv.pdf
It says "guldbrons" on the bottle on the pic but it the have silver as well. Its even more expensive than the "hobbylack" I found before. The bottle in the link costs $10, and thats for 50ml !
 

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The idea of making your own aluminum paint with aluminum foil and a blender sounds interesting, but I don't think we could get the size flakes we are after with that method. It might be worth trying sometime just to see what happens.:bigsmile:

The Auto Air Aluminum paints we use are sold internationally. Here is a list of their international distributors:


Ireland:

*Official European Distributors*
SM Designs
Enfield Farm
11 Doctors Road
Ballymena
Co. Antrim
Northern Ireland BT42 4HL
Tel/Fax: (028) 25647237
International: +44 28 25647237

www.smdesigns.co.uk


Germany:


Createx-Handels GmbH
Kirchhoff- Str. 7 - 24568 Kaltenkirchen,Germany
tel/ +49 4191 882 77
fax/ +49 4191859 12
www.createx-gmbh.de



Bahamas:


Auto Care Products
#75 Wulff Road
A.C. Burrows, Bahamas
(809) 325-8648


Switzerland:

BAM Best Art Material ag
Postfach,
Schwimmbadstrasse 45
CH-5430 Wettingen 1 Switzerland
+41 56 430 19 19


Barbados:

Creative Notions
Jordans Mall
Speightstown, St. Peter
Barbados W.I.
(246) 422-5622


Iceland:

Tatoobike
Kaplahraun 19
221 Hafnarfjordur
+354 848 5666
[email protected]
www.tattoobike.com



Australia & New Zealand:

Airbrush Megastore
4 Callitris Ave
Surrey Downs
South Australia
Australia
5126
www.airbrushmegastore.com
[email protected]
+61 0419 806 599


Bunbury Paint Centre
63 Strickland Street
Bunbury, Western Australia 6230
(08)97217388


Custom Colours
Lot 22 Tiers Road
Woodside South Australia
AUS
5244
+61 8 8389 8674

Puerto Rico:

Arte y Mas, Inc.
Carolina Shopping Court, Suite 115A
65th Infanteria ezq. Roberto Clemente
Carolina, Puerto Rico 009850
(787) 750-6115

BAM Corp. - Borrero Art Materials
12 & 14 Palmer Street
Bayomon, Puerto Rico 00961-5635
(787) 740-3070
 

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I love to DIY stuff and I tried to do this today. It didn't really come out well. It is probably great for artists but the particles are way too nonuniform and I think it will cause hot spotting in the screens. I ground it for over an hour on every speed the blender had(10). On the plus side it really shined and sharpened the blender blade.
 

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I love to DIY stuff and I tried to do this today. It didn't really come out well. It is probably great for artists but the particles are way too nonuniform and I think it will cause hot spotting in the screens. I ground it for over an hour on every speed the blender had(10). On the plus side it really shined and sharpened the blender blade.
Your own..."will it blend" :T

HI 5 for a good try :T
 
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