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dahilia
« on: January 16, 2005 09:58:01 AM »

I really want some of these cages:

http://www.firemountaingems.com/details.asp?PN=H142226FN

However, I want them in another color. Is it possible to paint something like this (nickel plated), and if so, what type of paint would I use. I'm about to go to the craft store (again) and see if I can figure it out, but thought I'd ask here.

Oh, and these would likely be used in earrings, so I wouldn't want the paint to rub off.

Thanks for any advice.
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Simina
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2005 10:15:33 PM »

well... if i were you i'd get a small brush and some ...nail polish... it always worked for me... with metal, with plastic etc...
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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2005 10:52:33 PM »

sand or otherwise prep the surface first then use enamel for metal.
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« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2005 03:48:04 PM »

It seems like spray paint would work... I've seen the folks on Trading Spaces spray paint metal surfaces. You could ask at a apint store.

Good luck!
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« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2005 04:29:32 PM »

I would go with just a srop at the nearest Wall-Mart or discount store and get some cheap nail polish. Plus, most nail polishes have a brush built right into the lid that you can use. I have seen many things my friends have done using nail polish on metal or plastic that has worked remarkably well.
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