Pol, I think the next thing you need to figure out is to reduce the shine of the aluminium. Perhaps some medium grit sandpaper to "scratch" the surface to go with the stripped paint, so as to look more weathered. I've heard of people powder coating their shiny metallic rims to reduce the shine, maybe that'll work too. Though I don't really know what the hell powder coating is.
Post by Plo Strax-Avix on May 16, 2006 19:49:17 GMT 8
Powder Coating is a process by which epoxy powder is sprayed onto a material, usually metal, to create a rust proof and scratch resistant surface, in a variety of colours. I don't think powder coating a saber is a good idea as it'llbe very very difficult to weather it because the epoxy would eat into the aluminum and in order to reveal the aluminum underneath you'd have to scrape away some of the alum as well.
I think a matt clear coat is the best way to dull the alum, but I don't think I can find it here (aaaaarrrggghhh! )