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Fiberglass and Liquid Metal Coatings

During the last few years, we were involved in some projects which required manufacturing fibreglass moulds and products. The biggest one was Palazzo Versace hotel in Gold Coast, which is still the luxurious hotel in Australia. “Versace Palazzo – the definition of luxury, glamour and sophistication and is the home of Versace, one of the most legendary fashion brands in the world.” Our job was manufacturing 400 columns and column’s capitals from foam or timber models. During this project we had some problems and one of them was very complicated 3D shapes of columns and capitals which did not allow to use simple fiberglass moulds. So we had to use rubber moulds together with fiberglass to support rubber. It took us a time but anyway we produced 400 copies of marbleize columns with bronze and gold capitals with Liqmet metal coatings on it. The last problem suddenly appeared on our horizon. All installed columns had an empty sound. To solve it we had to fill up all of them with a plaster. Finally, everything looked awesome and never ever can say that there were artificial marble and not solid metal.

Another big project using fibreglass moulds was done for distributors of Toyota in Australia. They presented to their top clients a corporate gift which was a copy of 18th-century bronze medallion manufactured by traditional casting in Japan. The price per each was $350.

We made a fibreglass mould from the original copy and coated with a thin layer of Liqmet bronze coating. The rest was filled up with a piece of MDF. As an outcome, we had a copy of 18th-century medallion for $110 each. Our medallions looked better, was touch cold as well but was much lighter than original. During the last few years, we manufactured thousands of copies and happy to continue!

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Liquid Metal Colour Range

LIQMET liquid metal colour range is practically limitless.

The LIQMET liquid metal colour range is huge.  We say it’s practically limitless because during 17 years of creating new and exciting finishes we haven’t got to the end of the possibilities yet. At the moment we have 17 metals and alloys and one non-metal – graphite.

 

The liquid metal colour range is made up of standard and custom-made colours

The standard LIQMET colour range includes the following colours:  zinc, Tahiti, Aqualloy, rose alloy, aluminium, iron, gold, brass, bronze, antique bronze, pewter, smoked chrome, antique brass, antique copper, platinum, copper and graphite.  Some of our metal colours are natural like a copper. Some colours are alloys. We call these colours our standard range.  All the applicator has to do is mix the Part A – metal with Par B – a catalyst and get spraying or brushing.

 

Custom-made metals are individually created

In our factory, we have created a number of custom-mixed colours.  Most of them are made to match colours for some projects.

One of our major advantages is 2 different viscosities. If spray or brush viscosity alone does not meet your requirement you can mix viscosities together to achieve a suitable viscosity.

A huge number of options for metal applications using different colours and viscosities gives many possibilities to create unique beautiful metal finishes.

You can see more of the metals in projects on our website.

We love a challenge and matching metals to a specific brief is something that we love to do.  The vast range of options available is one of the many reasons why you should choose LIQMET coatings.

So contact us if you would like a special metal colour created just for you.  Email or telephone +612 4285 9091.

We love to hear from you.