Fiberglass and Liquid Metal Coatings

December 10th, 2020

During the last few years, we were involved in some projects which required manufacturing fiberglass 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 fiberglass 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 fiberglass 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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