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i need to make something that looks like golden syrup for an artwork but will last a long time? any suggestions.? Answered

 like i said need something that looks like a golden syrup or liquid but won't dry out, mold etc, will last long time. can be made from anything.....

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rayorama
rayorama

10 years ago

 thanks everyone for your suggestions. honey wouldn't of worked unfortunately,
it will start to crystalize after a while. i tried shellack but ended up just using clear glue over it which also has a really cool bubble effect, worked really well not quite like syrup but looks great.
but thanks again for all the suggestions, very helpful!

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Prfesser
Prfesser

10 years ago

Pitch, used for polishing telescope mirrors, is golden-colored and translucent.  Melts below the boiling point of water.  Sticky as anything until it has cooled and hardened.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Answer 10 years ago

Mine is solid black ? Are you thinking of Balsam ?

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V-Man737
V-Man737

Answer 10 years ago

What he's describing sounds like resin to me.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Answer 10 years ago

Yes, I think you're right - the stuff you glue optics together with ? 

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V-Man737
V-Man737

Answer 10 years ago

Hmm, I've never glued optics together, so I'm not sure. I've used it inmaking a necklace out of a black widow spider.

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iPodGuy
iPodGuy

10 years ago

Honey will do all of those things.

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RedneckEngineer
RedneckEngineer

10 years ago

The simple answer is Honey.  It will not rot or mold, it was even found in King Tut's tomb ina jar and was still edible.  I would have hated to be the guy thathad tested it just on princible but it was before my time.

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Molten Boron
Molten Boron

Answer 10 years ago

HONEY FTW!
That's 5 points for the Redneck team and 3 points for the other guys.You're definitely winning now, dawg!

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V-Man737
V-Man737

Answer 10 years ago

He's right.

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seandogue
seandogue

10 years ago

Linseed oil with a bit of stain. Will last for years if kept closed fromthe air. Will remain liquid.

If this is to be open to air or needs to have more solid properties. I'dsuggest tinted silicone, although it may require heating to cure. How doyou tint it?...not sure, but at a guess it's just a matter of finding anappropriate stain for use with silicone and mixing thoroughly.

liquid acrylic or polystyrene can also be used if you need a hard solid.Tinting is again an issue of finding the correct material, and it willoften be easiest to ask the distributor or mfg for info on tinting.

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Re-design
Re-design

10 years ago

Tinted epoxy.

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orksecurity
orksecurity

Answer 10 years ago

Maybe even un-tinted; most epoxies are somewhat yellowish.

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lemonie
lemonie

10 years ago

Won't dry out. Heavy lubricating oil? See what you can find in a car-engine-oil retail section.<br /><br />L<br />

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

10 years ago

Coloured polyester resin ?