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  1. Hey all. I'm a novice leatherworker, mostly do holsters and wallets and other odds and ends from costumes. I have a costume project I'm trying to create, where the character has a clothing piece with a metallic-like appearance. I'm wondering if I can replicate that in a leather finish, before I go the route of integrating a cold cast urethane or painted foam. Here's an example of the finish I'm trying to create. I was thinking I could dye a piece black then lay an acrylic of some sort on it, then buff it almost out to give it that scratched/weathered look. Any ideas of a finish that has that sort of metallic sheen? Or of a process to achieve something similar? I appreciate you! ~Ezra
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