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Suggestions for paint or whatever to fill in text engraved in white detail ? [message #52305] Mon, 06 August 2012 00:03 UTC Go to next message
avatar timday  is currently offline timday
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If I have a white detail model with some millimeter or sub-millimeter scale (width and depth of the lines) text or other markings engraved in its surface, what'd be the best way to get something black into those grooves to pick them out ? Something permanent and waterproof.

I'm interested in the case of white text on black detail too.

Thanks for any tips
Re: Suggestions for paint or whatever to fill in text engraved in white detail ? [message #52329 is a reply to message #52305 ] Mon, 06 August 2012 15:39 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar timday  is currently offline timday
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Aha... seems to be one of those cases where figuring out what magic phrase to google for works wonders. In this case it's "color filling".

e.g http://www.engraverssolutions.com/PDFs/tips&tricks-color _filling.pdf recommends "paint sticks" or oil-based enamels.
Re: Suggestions for paint or whatever to fill in text engraved in white detail ? [message #52339 is a reply to message #52329 ] Tue, 07 August 2012 04:59 UTC Go to previous message
avatar Dragoman  is currently offline Dragoman
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Most standard paints or pastes should work for "Detail" materials. As it is covered in some kind of waxy substance, it is recommended to thoroughly wash it in warm water and detergent before applying paint, as variously discussed in these forums.

Greetings
Karl Heinz

 
   
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