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Light permeable [message #6112] Fri, 28 August 2009 14:20 UTC Go to next message
avatar QuintonHeckroth  is currently offline QuintonHeckroth
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Currently I'm creating a small cube which will house a small LED or bulb. There is a small cut-out which will let the light escape, which will be covered by a thin piece of film (http://i28.tinypic.com/34dpues.jpg) - it's a little soppy but what the hell! Twisted Evil

My question is: Do the materials have varying levels of translucency? The last thing I want is for all the light to escape out of the material!

If worst comes to worst, is there anything I could line my housing with?

Any help would be much appreciated,

Quinton
Re: Light permeable [message #6114 is a reply to message #6112 ] Fri, 28 August 2009 15:54 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar WiKKiDWidgets  is currently offline WiKKiDWidgets
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The base material WSF (White, Strong, and Flexable) will easily let light escape. It's quite translucent. But a little paint can easily cure that.
Re: Light permeable [message #6120 is a reply to message #6112 ] Fri, 28 August 2009 18:28 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar QuintonHeckroth  is currently offline QuintonHeckroth
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Thanks WiKKiDWidgets for a quick response!

I was afraid that'd be the issue. So you're suggesting a quick lick of black paint on the inside, or perhaps coating it all?

Quinton
Re: Light permeable [message #6123 is a reply to message #6120 ] Fri, 28 August 2009 19:55 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Depending on your application, either will suffice. Albeit, I'd steer you towards painting it all as WSF has a very permeable surface and might let some paint bleed through if not sufficiently thick enough.
Re: Light permeable [message #6163 is a reply to message #6123 ] Sun, 30 August 2009 04:45 UTC Go to previous message
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It won't soak in if you use a spray putty or primer first.

Every part I paint gets some 3 coats of spray putty and 1 coat of primer, rubbed back inbetween coats, before paint even touches it.

That said, light won't escape at all if your wall sections are 5mm+

 
   
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