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A high-quality dark bluish-black metallic acrylic or enamel paint for scale models and dioramas.
Gunmetal Paint Color Guide:
- Gunmetal is a hazy, bluish-purple hue that can be seen in many industrial metals. It is the proprietary color of parkerized steel or tarnished gunmetal.
- Parkerizing, or phosphate conversion coating is a widely used chemical treatment applied to steel components that results in the formation of a thin, protective layer comprised of iron, zinc, or manganese phosphates. This allows for improved corrosion resistance and lubrication as well as providing an ideal foundation for any follow-up painting or coating processes.
- Steel surfaces are subject to corrosion and wear, but Parkerizing offers a protective solution. This advanced method of chemical phosphate conversion coating not only safeguards the steel surface from deterioration but also boosts its resistance to damage. The procedure typically involves zinc or manganese phosphating processes; some may use parkerizing as a common term for any type of phosphatization (or phosphating) treatment—including iron phosphating.
- The process of Parkerizing was initially developed in England and further perfected by the Parker family in America. While these terms are technically trademarked under Henkel Adhesives Technologies, they have since become commonplace language for many years now. This method first gained prominence during World War II when it was used as a coating on firearms utilized by the United States military.
- Gunmetal is produced using ultrafine metallic pigment, which would be the best choice for scale modeling.
- Gunmetal has a natural metal shіne when applied. To avoid scratches and oxidation, it is recommended to coat the painted surfaces with a layer of glossy or matte varnish.
- Acrylic A092m
- Enamel E092m
- Semi-gloss metallic shine
- 10ml. (0.33oz)