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How can I change the colour of a brass spike Answered

Is there any way to change the colour of brass items and still keep that shiny glimmer once the colour has been changed?
I want to change the silver colour brass to a burgundy blood red colour brass like on the images.
Any suggestions or item recommendations to achieve this?

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mpilchfamily (author)2013-01-22

Your first image is chromed brass. The lower one is likely an anodized aluminum spike. If you want a long lasting colored metallic finish than go with anodized aluminum. If you paint any brass ones yo have with a metalic paint it will wear off and/or chip over time.

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vanweb (author)2013-01-13

You can try semi-transparent red spray paint.. it will affect the color but still allow some metalic shine through... They use this to paint custom tail lights and such on cars... check with a large custom auto supply place...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VHT-NITESHADES-REDOUT-Tail-Light-Red-Tint-Taillight-Tinting-Spray-Paint-Night-/200770637426

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Kiteman (author)2013-01-13

I think that red colour is created by anodising the metal, which I don't think you can do with brass.

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oldmicah (author)Kiteman2013-01-13

Try aluminum to anodize or look at different types of brasses. ( different alloys come in a wide variety of colors, including the one you have). If you already have the parts, you made be stuck with scratching up the surface (use steel wool) covering with a primer that works on metal, and going with a metallic spray paint. Experimentation is you friend, but you might try a red metallic base and then light coats of brass... Ie build up thin layers. Best of luck...

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lemonie (author)2013-01-13

Where did you get spike1.png from (i.e. website)?

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