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Coburn auto - copper graphic film


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Oh, yes, American Science and Surplus had a sale and I bought useful
stuff cheap…and also what was sold as a 100 foot roll of copper
wrapping paper, also called holographic paper. The label says Coburn
Corporation, Technical Bulletin: Application instruction for
Autographic Films: T - 3004, dated February '94.

a… It looks like fine copper deposited on 18" white paper with
sprocket holes. The instructions seem to think it’s sign cutting
paper, like a stencil material. "Thoroughly clean the target area,
removing all oil, dirt, wax…for best results apply at room
temperature of 70 degrees IF.

b… "Carefully remove the completed graphic from its carrier via the
pre-mask sheet and carefully align on its target. With a squeege,
secure the graphic by working from the center to the outside edges.

c… "After graphic is affixed, carefully remove and then discard the
pre-mask sheet.

d… "A super permanent bond can be created by sealing all edges of
the graphic with clear protective coating.

e… On close examination, the material acts like a heavy copper leaf
that can be manipulated into tubes and cones. It peels off the
plasticized backing as though it has a plasticizer protecting the
metallic sheen and can easily be cut or torn. Has anyone on this list
used this material for stencils or signmaking or for other uses not
suggested by the Coburn corporation? It looks as though it could be
something special, a texture surface for enameling, for texturing
backgrounds perhaps. Of course, large puffy metallic sleeves for a
reimbroidered doublet or a double dyed and patinaed shawman’s robe
would do if I can not find a sculpture or piece of jewelry which
needs wrapping.

But is it real? CU 110 or Nickel Cu or what? And how quickly can i
expect to burn it up if I start heating it, especially with the gods
disappearing.

Would appreciate some help, before all the grass is green and I live
outside counting cardinals.,

Ashley