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Add Flare to Your Motorbike and Other Vehicles with Liquid Metals

Don’t you just love having a new car or motorbike? Remember that thrill you feel when you hit the road with your new vehicle and how you loved to show it off? Sadly, we can’t make our cars or motorbikes new again, but the good news is, you can definitely add flare to it with liquid metals. With liquid metals and creativity, you can hit the road with that same level of pride that you felt when your motorbike or car was still new!
Why apply Liquid Metals on Vehicles?
  1. Liquid metal provides emphasis to your vehicle’s features 
Instead of coating your whole motorbike or car with liquid metals, you may opt to choose a specific feature to highlight or decorate. This will help emphasize your motorbike’s features such as shown in the picture above. Try choosing tones like gold, silver, and brass for a classic, rustic feel that will make everyone’s head turn.
  1. Liquid metal is an elegant, cost-effective way to add glamour to your vehicle
Adding a coat of liquid metal to your motorbike does not cost as much as total remodelling. Plus, it is a surefire way to add personality to your vehicle and you can experiment with different textures and colours.
  1. Liquid metal coatings are durable and easy to maintain
LIQMET liquid metal coats can last up to 30 years. Because liquid metal coatings are prepared from real metals, it also exhibits its durability. Based on our tests, there was no visible change in liquid metal’s appearance, adhesion, and colour even under changing weather conditions. Liquid metal-coated car or motorbike is also easy to clean as it has a smooth and glossy surface. 
  1. Lots of colours to choose from
Not a fan of rustic colours? No worries! There are liquid metals available in shades of blue, green and more. At LIQMET, we offer 16 metal tones to choose from. We’re sure one or more of our shades will complement your taste or colour preferences. Plus, our line of liquid metal coatings is suitable for almost any substrate.
  What are you waiting for? Add flare to your motorbike or car with liquid metal coatings. Order your own LIQMET liquid metal today! We deliver worldwide (except Bahrain). 

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DIY Project Ideas with LIQMET Liquid Metals

The pandemic forced us to stay in our homes, and consequently, pick up new hobbies that kept us occupied. Some have discovered their hidden cooking talent, some got into gaming, while there are some who enrolled themselves into courses related to their field of interest. If you’ll classify yourself as someone who is artistic, you’ve probably picked up a brush, a paint, or a colouring book. For us at LIQMET liquid metals, we didn’t stop exploring the bounds of liquid metals, it’s use, and more over the past year! We love every bit of it and it helped unleash our creativity. So whether you’re an artist or someone who just enjoys art, we know you’ll love it as much as we do. Why not try to pick up some sample pots of liquid metals and try your hand at it? Who knows, you might just be able to come up with a new masterpiece. If you’re still on the fence about it, here are some DIY ideas.  Metal Sign and Decorative Pieces Custom made decorative signages are getting more popular these days in home design. Decorative wall art signage gives a modern yet rustic atmosphere. It’s stylish and upbeat but retains a homey feel, making it an excellent addition to interior design.
Beautiful, right? To create something like this, you only need a medium density fibreboard or any substrate really! Pick a design, and have fun with LIQMET colours and viscosity. For a more step by step guide, watch this video that we’ve prepared.
Pewter Door Ready to add a rustic, classy feel into your home and even shop? Try using liquid metals to create a pewter door or knobs. While this project may take a while to allow for overnight drying of liquid metals, you will surely be delighted about your final product!  You don’t need a lot to make your own pewter front door. For a start, you can go for LIQMET Pewter Brush Viscosity and a regular paint brush. Make sure to cover the entire surface you want to work on with liquid metal of your choice. And don’t forget the edges! With your chosen brush viscosity, you can create any texture you want. For some inspiration, check out our Liquid Metal Finishes on Doors Once you’re done covering the surface with liquid metals and creating the texture you like, allow the surface to dry overnight. Then, using a 120 grit sandpaper, sand the surface in horizontal and vertical direction. Sand all the edges to give them a smooth finish. Clear the surface from dust and any residue to complete the project. Lastly, polish the surface to give it a metal shine and apply a clear coating for it to retain its current finish.
Sculptures Got a piece that you really love? Upgrade its look and make it timeless by coating it with liquid metals. The steps are simple and almost similar to applying coatings on a pewter food that we’ve discussed here earlier. For more inspiration, you can also check out this page.
Jewellery What we love about liquid metals is, it can be applied to any surface, including your jewellery! Yes, you read that right! If you’re overwhelmed with big projects we mentioned earlier, you can start small and apply liquid metal coatings to some trinkets or pieces of jewellery. 
Join the club: Learn how to maximise liquid metals! Excited to explore liquid metals for your next project but still want to learn more? We’ve got you covered! Join our community of creative people and get access to basic courses on making metal finishes. Register here. Then, order your own LIQMET liquid metal today! We deliver worldwide (except Bahrain).   
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Tips in Using LIQMET Liquid Metal Coat for Garden Art and Sculpture

What comes to your mind when you hear garden statues and decorations? For me, it’s mushrooms and gnomes that used to creep me out when I was a child. But there are also some incredible garden decorations like a dolly with flowering plants, stone fountains, and some DIY from recyclable materials.

Garden art has evolved. Sculptures were traditionally constructed from cement and covered paint. Today, garden art is made from different base materials like acrylic, wood, and metal.

Types of Garden Art Base Material

Wood

Carved wood garden sculpture has been around since olden times. It used to be a part of religious activity, decoration, or an emblem of a family. Today, wood is rarely used as garden decoration due to its organic nature. Its primary opponent is moisture and water. Even when coated with varnish or paint, a wooden base is easily affected by varying weather.

Adding a coat of liquid metal is far better than using regular paint. A liquid metal coat provides maximum protection and can preserve the quality of the wood. The metallic colour will also enhance shine and texture by mixing two to three colours to accentuate each groove, points and curves

Acrylic

Vibrantly coloured garden ornaments made of plastic materials like shown above creates a hip and youthful vibe. It looks fantastic and fresh, perfect for a large area. However, acrylic garden décor has a short shelf life. Unlike wood, acrylic garden pieces are affected by heat and sunlight. The colour and shine will fade. Furthermore, depending on the type of plastic used, the change in weather will make the ornament brittle.

Clay

Your clay pots act as containers and decorations. You can paint them using vibrant colours to revitalise your garden. Bright coloured containers are great to use in neutral spaces. The different shades draw attention that somewhat mimics the presence of flowers, enhancing the green hue of the plant.

Custom made clay pots like the image above are available today. Functional and artistic, this piece will surely gather attention and impress your visitors. The brown coat translates into a natural and culture-based atmosphere.

Now Imagine this piece coated with gold-tone liquid metal. Applying a layer of LIQMET gold liquid metal will change its appearance to an Incan treasure piece! Can you see it? Now, where would you place a golden pot like this if you have it? Actually, it doesn’t matter where you place it; its remarkable appearance will shine wherever it may be!

Metal

Metal garden sculptures create a highly modern and crisp look. Present establishments and public areas prefer using stainless steel sculptures due to their durability and resistance to corrosion. Steel is easy to clean and only requires minimum maintenance.

Cement

Garden sculptures made from cement are enduring and durable that can withstand any type of weather. Although uncoated, cement garden art has its own charm. However, it looks bland and unappealing compared to painted ones. Looking at the above photos, you can see the difference in the appeal and the overall vibe created by the coat. The cherub with a white coat looks cute and traditional, while the metal-coated angel on the right displays an artistic and dramatic air.

Benefits of Garden Art

Whether you love hosting outdoor parties, inviting friends for a meal at home, or for personal advantage, adding a touch of liquid metal to your garden art will be beneficial no matter what. Here are some of its benefits:

Accentuate

Gardens sculptures are an excellent way to underline the house’s architecture, add colours and texture. Let’s say you have a clean and well-maintained lawn; adding a piece of garden art will highlight its pristine appearance as well as serve as a centrepiece, breaking the monotonous green colour. For a garden with flowering plants, including a sculpture will add to the story you are vibing.

The above image is an excellent example of how small garden art can accentuate and fill empty areas of your garden. What’s great about this decoration is that it displays a fun atmosphere and supports recycling. You can transform this using our aluminium liquid metal to make it more like a happy tin man.

Theme

Having a remarkable garden sculpture tells your visitor a story and sets their expectation on what’s inside. For example, metal art or sculpture sends a modern vibe, while wooden art translates to a country flair. Much like how themed home interiors can add personality into a living space, garden art can set an atmosphere. The above example displays a religious theme that sets a zen and calm mood.

Personality

Your front lawn Is the first thing your visitors see from afar. This sets their first impression, especially if it’s the first time that they come to visit you. Your chosen garden art gives visitors a peek of your personality. Looking at this cow garden art, what do you think the homeowner’s personality is? Are they playful, snub, artistic, or eccentric? Are they child–friendly or not?

Bottom Line

No matter what type of garden art you have, adding a layer of liquid metal coat can transform your garden’s mood and appeal to a more modern and lush space. If you’re adding new pieces of garden art, ensure that it enhances your garden and not outshine it. Always consider the size and colour before purchase, and if it fits the atmosphere you intend to produce.

Important note:

For outdoor application, remember to use additional polyurethane coating to seal the metal particles from oxidizing and protect them from corrosion and abrasions. This also provides extra shine, adding a water-proof surface. 

Upgrade your garden art with a layer of liquid metal coat! LIQMET liquid metal is suitable for indoor and outdoor use. UV and water-resistant, making LIQMET liquid metal a perfect coat for outdoor decorations for long-lasting beauty and shine. 

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Themed Home Interior Inspirations With LiquidMetal

Incorporating themed home interiors is a way to set your home apart from the typical modern homes designs. You can add your personal touch with themed rooms and decorative pieces. Each theme has critical elements that represent their individuality.  Metal is one element present in almost every interior design. It’s a good thing that we live in a high tech modern world that a regular vase can transform and appear like it’s made of silver metal just by adding a layer of liquid metal coat. Can you imagine the cost of having a decorative vase cast using real silver or gold? I’ll have to hide it inside a vault! Using LIQMET’s liquid metal coat is a perfect alternative to achieve the glam of precious metals incorporated in some home decorations. With this said, let’s move on to some themed home interiors ideas using pieces of metal accent.

Industrial/Steampunk

Industrial home design is gaining more popularity, especially in the bachelors of today. The modern industrial home interior exhibits a rustic and unfinished look that is seen as practical and current. Typical features of this model are exposed pipes, beams and wires. We recommend using dark-coloured metal coats like bronze, brass and copper for exposed pipes to add a little glitz and character. To brighten up the ceiling, use drop lamps coated with gold, pewter or chrome.  Steampunk interior design takes industrial interiors to a new level. Based on a fantasy world during the industrial era, steampunk has a distinctive appeal that only a steampunk genre enthusiast will appreciate. Steampunk embodies a retro-futuristic appearance. Imagine you are living at the time the steam engine was invented. Seeing the mechanisms behind such an invention would also blow your mind! To have a clearer view of steampunk-themed interiors, let’s look at the image below.
Don’t worry if you aren’t prepared for extensive renovations. You can still introduce the steampunk vibe into your home by adding decorative objects from the Victorian and industrial eras. If you have a ceiling fan installed, you can coat the blades with copper or brass with a brushed surface to complete ana timeworn look taking you back to the industrial era. For DIY enthusiasts, there are various decorative inspirations online you can use. Some materials you need are tubes, gears, and wires. Adding metallic studs on leather pieces like sofas or drawers will definitely bring that vintage flair.
Brass Steam train

Art Deco

Art deco theme home interior remains to be one of the favourite classic interior themes. The 1920s Art deco expresses a bold and artistic air featuring geometric shapes, using steel and gold furniture. Art deco interior design started in the golden industrial age that transcended into the great depression. This embodies luxury despite the economic struggles. Mirrors, rich leather and metal tone such as gold, silver, and chrome were abundant in home interiors. Nothing says extravagant than using these materials. Don’t be afraid to bring out the artist in you and mix metallic shades like silver and gold. This combination complements your fine wooden furniture crafted from mahogany or ebony. You can also add a touch of gold to your dark table or countertops to create a marbled look. Don’t forget to use warm lighting. This will set a sophisticated and relaxed ambience.

Contemporary

White, grey, stainless steel, nickel, chrome, sleek and clean finish, this is basically what contemporary interior design represents. The modern interior design theme has a crisp and deluxe ambience. Having a minimalist design, the pieces of furniture used are practical and decorative. A classic example is a metallic coloured coffee table. It functions and serves as the living room highlight.

Hollywood

What better way to highlight over the top and luxurious Hollywood glam than by using liquid metal? The shinier, glitzier your accent wall or furniture, the better. When we think of Hollywood glam, grand chandeliers and gilded mirrors automatically come to mind. Hollywood glam is dubbed as the golden age. This model embraces a mix of the luxurious era of art deco, neoclassical to midcentury. However, the extravagance of Hollywood interior design has toned down a bit. In today’s modern trend, gold and silver are used in a high fashion and elegant way.  Note that there is a tendency to tip a high glam to tacky due to the grandiose and over the top flair displayed in Hollywood glam. Here are some tips to consider. Stick to classic colours and only use liquid metal coats on decorative accents. Incorporating patterned fabrics on floorings like black and white checkered pattern, animal prints, or trellis designs is also unique to a Hollywood glam interior design.

Asian Inspired/Oriental Design

Asian inspired interiors are dramatic and culture-based. Oriental design highlights countries such as Japan, China, Thailand and other popular Asian countries. One of the most popular Asian inspired interiors is Feng Sui. Feng Shui is part of Chinese culture that serves as a guideline to harness balance and good fortune with the correct placement of objects and charms. Red, green and gold are the most popular colours that represent wealth, peace and luck. Chinese zodiacs, Gods and mythological beasts are to counter negative energies Contrary to the grand and vibrantly coloured Chinese Feng Shui interior, Japanese inspired interiors highlight a clean-lined, simple and minimalist design. Natural and zen embodies a Japanese inspired theme that features bamboo and stones. Sakura flowers and pottery are also unique to this country.
Platinum Sculpture

Bottom Line

Introducing a theme in your home interior is a way to express your personality and make your living space more enjoyable. Sometimes, it’s all in the ambience that can set your mood day in and day out. Adding a touch of a LIQMET liquid metal coat is an excellent way to enhance any theme. Using liquid metal is the practical choice for home makeovers and restoration. Why purchase a new one if you can easily recreate what you have just by adding a new layer of metal coat?
Order your own LIQMET liquid metal today! We deliver worldwide (except Bahrain). You can find our distributor if you live in Australia, Germany or New Zealand.  
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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.

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