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CROMAX: NOT JUST FOR CARS

Refinishing vehicles is the one thing we all have in common. That, and Cromax of course, as we want to ensure maximum productivity and exceptional results. However, Cromax is not used on just cars. Samuel Nef, an industrial designer and visual artist from Belgium, also relies on Cromax to create truly unique abstract light sculptures.

Samuel Nef creates all his pieces in his studio in Nivellois, Belgium

Samuel Nef creates all his pieces in his studio in Nivellois, Belgium

His unique creations are outstanding and free-flowing, made from welded aluminium. He is passionate about art and draws on his own experiences and what he observes around him for inspiration.

A helping hand from Cromax
Working from his workshop in Nivellois, Belgium, Samuel builds his sculptures with the greatest care. Each piece takes between 180 and 250 hours to complete. The creation process sees every model constantly reworked so that when Samuel welds the final aluminium profile, he achieves exactly the angles and curves he wants.

Samuel Nef puts hours of work into his sculptures, which are all created by hand

Samuel Nef puts hours of work into his sculptures, which are all created by hand

And what better way to handle such precision preparation - and to finish the sculptures off to perfection - than with the help of Cromax. The sculptures require painstaking masking to achieve beautifully blended edges between the inside of the piece and the outside. Once Samuel is happy with the aluminium profile, he masks and fills with our 2K Fine Polyester Finishing Putty 769R.

Once this is completed, the aluminium shapes are coated with our 840R VOC Epoxy Primer-Surfacer, which offers outstanding corrosion resistance and adhesion for the subsequent layers. To put the perfect finishing touch on the sculptures, he uses Centari 6000. But sometimes, to play with contrasting finishes, he may use our VR-1120 Value Clear VOC to make a colour super-glossy, or AU175 Flattening Binder to ensure a colour is extra matt.

  • Samuel Nef

    Every piece is made with precise attention to detail

  • Samuel Nef

    Preparation is key to get the perfect finish

  • Samuel Nef

    To create perfection, industrial designer and visual artist Samuel Nef relies on Cromax

Relying on Cromax
Samuel says, “What drives me is creating an elegant visual that works in perfectly in harmony with the lines of the sculpture. But to achieve this, I need products that deliver precision and offer the contrasting finishes. And Cromax does all that for me.”

For more information, please go to www.samuelnef.be or visit his Instagram on @samuel_nef.

 


 

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