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    Casting Complex Shapes

    Hello, just wandering if it was possible to make an aluminum cast of a set of deer horns or if this shape would be too complex??? Thank You For Your Time: Shawn
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    Very very difficult,

    Bronzing is a better route

    http://www.americanbronzing.com/other-keepsake-bronzing

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    Easy route... Real set of deer horns... Spray paint silver. Job DONE! lol
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    Rubber mould >wax part > investment cast part... Maybe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nudge View Post
    Rubber mould >wax part > investment cast part... Maybe?


    While doable, the cost would be 10 fold over just bronzing the antlers, I think I was paying $150 for two gallons of castable rubber mold media, and I see this taking an insane amount, plus all the investment

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    You can powder coat them.

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    Fishbonz; Care to share the procedure for powder coating a non-metallic item with us?
    The last I knew, one had to paint it with a high-metallic paint, then powder coat the piece, being as powder coating uses an electric charge to evenly distribute the powdered plastic over the piece. Even then, it wasn't always successful.

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    I'm surprised an antler will tolerate 400 degress of heat for half an hour. Non metallic pieces can be powder coated if you can get enough static charge on it.
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    My appologies, Fishbonz. Guess I missed that back when you posted. Good info.....thanks.

    Roger

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