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Old 03-17-2003, 11:43 PM
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Cold Bronze

I have heard of a method of making Cold Bronze, but it is a little different:

In this, bronze particles are suspended in a resin matrix and sprayed 1/16 of an inch thick onto the surface of a fiberglass mold, created from a rubber mold taken from the original clay sculpture. Because the resin rises to the surface as the bronze particles "dry" during the spraying, the resin acts as a protector.

Using cold-bronze instead of cast bronze also keeps production costs down, but there are trade-offs for the savings. The cold-bronze work won't last for the several thousand years expected of solid bronze. But it ought to hold up for close to 100 years.

Does anyone else have any experience?
Russ RuBert
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