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tombombvw
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tombombvw

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Registration date : 2010-01-18

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PostSubject: carbon colour test   carbon colour test EmptyMon Feb 21 2011, 17:00

well been experimenting with resin pigments today, to see how carbon comes out when coloured...and I'm impressed!

Heres a small project thread on how I went about it...

heres the pigments im using

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So here I'v started with an old hotel room key as my base template, all keyd up ready for resin

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first il start off with normal polyester resin

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then mix the black pigment with the resin, reason for this is to turn the white base black so it cant be seen through the resin, and also give the carbon something to stick to

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then apply to the base as evenly as possible

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then once its hardened but still tacky...stick the carbon on being very careful not to distort the weave

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now then with the transparent blue pigment, mix it with the clear resin, as this is for automotive use its best to make sure its uv stable...not saying what im using or quantities as a chef never tells his ingredients Wink

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now spread it on as evenly as possible, again being careful of the weave

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now this is where Im up to, waiting for this coat of resin to dry, then goin to put a clear coat on, and once thats dry il polish it up and post the result

hope you like...now to move onto bigger parts now i know it comes out well...
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PostSubject: Re: carbon colour test   carbon colour test EmptyMon Feb 21 2011, 23:18

keep us posted with this, carbons always gt interests haha
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PostSubject: Re: carbon colour test   carbon colour test EmptyTue Feb 22 2011, 14:49

ye will do, well the reason for testing the colour is im using this for the plastics on my dash, and im also making a bonnet for a mk4 golf this way too
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