Hi! I want to make a prototype of a metal spoon (and several other kitchen tools) and was wondering if anybody have experience with creating a metal look with a plastic 3D print (for example: http://www.shapeways.com/materials/stro ... le-plastic
)? Probably spray paint, but which brand? And any other tips or examples? Or other methods?
I did a flatware set back in school - maybe this will help:
after all the form finding and cad was done I had the parts milled out of aluminum in china.
I think I even found the person who did the CNC through this board if I remember right.
Here's a pic of a photo from way back when:
some other images here: http://www.coroflot.com/joe_gray/KnifeForkSpoon
I can recommend also, if you insist on using your RP parts and you want a glossy surface, do this:
Sand smooth. Paint with a gloss paint. make molds and make a few castings. then you can try different paint on the castings.
If you're looking for a brushed SS look - I've had good results with this paint
Lay on a couple coats, brillo super lighlty, and hit it with a good clear.