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Offline krv3000

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filling in engraving
« on: February 09, 2015, 04:22:52 PM »
hi all when i have stampt numbers in a plate i pant over the number let it go hard IE left on the shelf for a week or two but was given a box of sum laquer stiks at work they once mad name plats for the press tools once made they used thes to fill in the letering i have had a look on the net and ther still avalibel at a resnebel price the ones i got from work have dride up a bit but still work will post a pic of sum numbers that i have filld in with them any way sum pics of the paint stiks

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Re: filling in engraving
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2015, 02:36:05 PM »
I've used paint sticks to fill in engraved lettering. Works well in most cases. RS used to sell them as I remember.

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Re: filling in engraving
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2015, 03:34:24 PM »
Bob,

As you say -available at a reasonable price. I've just ordered a red and a black one. 5.43 inc postage.

https://www.paint-markers.co.uk/product-category/speciality-markers/speciality-markers-lacquer-stik/

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Phil.
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Re: filling in engraving
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2015, 10:31:34 PM »
I've gotten them here ans have used them when I worked in the tooling shop.
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Re: filling in engraving
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2015, 08:59:55 AM »
just use cellulose paint soft cloth block and some meths being an engraver i know these things
polecat

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Re: filling in engraving
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2015, 11:38:39 AM »
just use cellulose paint soft cloth block and some meths being an engraver i know these things
polecat

.... can you make me some plates for a 50 note ?   :lol:
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Re: filling in engraving
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2015, 12:04:09 PM »
Your yo late Andrew we are going plastic bank notes in March

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Re: filling in engraving
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2015, 03:23:11 PM »
just use cellulose paint soft cloth block and some meths being an engraver i know these things
polecat

Hi Polecat,

Could you please give a bit more detail to your method. E.g Is the meths used to clean the excess off and is the cellulose applied with "a soft cloth block" (whatever that might be).

I bought a couple of the Lacquer-Stiks but I'm not having much luck with them.

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Phil.
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Re: filling in engraving
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2015, 06:14:02 AM »
how big are the letters/engraving? cut up some card  corn flakes packet/beerpack cardboard are good 1"letters cut 2" square of cardboard thin the cellulose with a little thinners use the lid pick some paint up with the card and card across the lettering so the paint flows into the engraving scrape excess off now. with a block in the cloth twisted till you have a nice tight flat piece of cleaning cloth apply some meths to the cloth not too much just damp and rub it over the painted engraving when your good at this you can do it wet but if just learning wait till the paint dries the cloth must not be bobbly or fuffy cotton t shirt is good so is hankychief cotton  good luck it's a lot easier todo than explaine
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Re: filling in engraving
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2015, 10:09:57 AM »
Thanks Polecat - I'll give it a try.

Phil.
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Re: filling in engraving
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2015, 11:12:48 AM »
Thanks for that Polecat.  :beer:
I love it when a Plan B comes together!
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Re: filling in engraving
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2015, 11:19:16 AM »
 When I stamp numbers I just rub a dirty finger over it! :)

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Re: filling in engraving
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2015, 12:34:40 PM »
 
   Thanks polecat, that is a good tip, must give it a whirl.

                                                                                     Cheers David