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How to photo etch metal

Do you paint photo etched parts?

Photoetched parts can be painted using the same basic preparation that is used on a plastic part. Here is an endplate after being scuffed with a fine-grit sanding cloth. One of the nice things about photoetched parts is that they are metal, so any type of paint can be used on them.

What does photo etched mean?

Photoetched parts

What metals can be etched?

Almost any metal can be etched, these include:

  • Steel and stainless steels.
  • Nickel and nickel alloys.
  • Copper and copper alloys.
  • Aluminium.
  • Titanium and titanium alloys.
  • Other specialist metals including molybdenum and polyimide metallised film.

What is photo intaglio?

How about photo intaglio? A piece of original artwork (photograph, drawing, collage, or whatever) is reproduced onto transparent or translucent film or paper, then exposed onto a light sensitive plate. The emulsion on the plate hardens where it receives exposure and will resist acid in the etching process.

Does vinegar etch steel?

The answer is simple – apple cider vinegar straight from the grocery. … My local store carries Spartan brand, which is their store brand, and it works just fine – again, this is apple cider vinegar from the grocery store. This process only works with steels that can rust. For example a mild steel or high carbon.

Does acetone etch metal?

Acetone will not damage metal. … Acetone is a common industrial solvent used to clean metal surfaces prior to welding. It effectively removes dirt, grease and staining from metals which allows for a better, and sometimes stronger, weld.

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