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smithpaul60
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What do you use to paint the coins. I want something transparent and durable. I will need gold, red, black, blue, and green. thanks in advance.
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It sounds like you are talking about making them resemble those aluminum Mardi Gras coins. I don't know what you would use, I always thought the Mardi Gras coins were colored using some electrical process, like "anodizing".
I have seen kennedy halves here and there that were colored this way, but I can't remember where, probably a coin shop somewhere.
I don't know what routine you are thinking about using these for, but perhaps you can revise the patter to be something about Mardi Gras, and use the aluminum ones, if they are not too light.
I have always been tempted to do something with "colorized" coins-you see the state quarters offered this way from time to time, and I have also seen Silver Eagles offered with Lady Liberty hand painted, but I have always decided against it, because I'm sure the paint would flake off pretty quickly.
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Anodized colored coins will be more chip and scratch resistant but you need special equipment to produce them. Try using cheap lacquer based spray paints. After applying them, spray a clear coat over them. You can use a clear matte spray or a glossy clear spray. That should help protect them.

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I have researched this is the past for a routine that I am still working on. I found the best substance for me to use is the paint for stained glass or those plastic sun catchers. For me, standard paint seemed to make a coin seem like a blank disk by filling in all the creases and not being very transparent. This craft paint is just the opposite as its purpose is to be mostly transparent to allow the sun to shine through. I am not sure if any retail giants carry this or not, but I do know that it can be found in most craft stores. After you paint the coins with a fine brush I glaze over them with a spray of clear coat. Hope this helps...

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I was thinking finger nail polish, but I like the sun catcher idea. Alos I'm doing it to try Roth's Rainbow coins and a coin trick from Tarbell.
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It seems I saw the anodized coins on the Hocus Pocus site! I like Ron's idea too and I have seen that type of paint at Michael's!
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Not quite sure what you're trying to accomplish, but you might want to look at this site. http://www.handpaintedcoins.com I saw this guy over the summer at an arts festival. Really beautiful work. I bet he would do some custom work as well.
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On 2007-10-30 00:10, pepka wrote:
Not quite sure what you're trying to accomplish, but you might want to look at this site. http://www.handpaintedcoins.com I saw this guy over the summer at an arts festival. Really beautiful work. I bet he would do some custom work as well.

I have seen coins similar to these before, they are really striking, and I have often thought about working out a routine using them. The only major concern I would have is how to protect them from being damaged. I honestly don't believe any sort of clearcoat would do the trick.
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The first thing that came to mind was Sol Stones Purple Cow effect, which I really like, as well as the rest of the video...
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Garage Floor Varnish - I don't know what it's called in the US but the UK term should describe it OK.

Decant it in to small containers and drop drawing ink into it. You end up with a very durable coloured but transparent varnish that you can pint on to your coins - 2 to 3 coats needed.
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On 2007-11-03 07:38, joseph wrote:
The first thing that came to mind was Sol Stones Purple Cow effect, which I really like, as well as the rest of the video...


I've been doing Sols coin to jar, it gets good reactions.
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