Discussion in 'Filework' started by Griff, May 15, 2019.
Random pattern, not based on anything, just winged it! I call it, ‘Crazy H’s,’ as at a certain angle the ‘V’ cross-filing made H’s (well to me anyway )!
These shots were taken after heat-treat so the scale is occupying the low spots, hopefully the black epoxy will give the same effect.
Thanks for looking
Love that. I was just about to ask "what pattern did you use" looking for the layout to try it myself. But then I read the next post. It looks fantastic. Maybe random is the way to go !??
Very well done. I think as long as your major depressions are spaced evenly all the little accoutrements will fall into place.
Thanks again guys! I actually really enjoy file work.
Do you have epoxy that comes black or do you colour it with somthing?
@IamSteve-O I have 3M panelbond 08115 for applications where I need black epoxy. That product is made for bonding in the collision repair industry, and is used in place of welding on many parts of cars, it’s bond/shear strength is crazy, and it has micro glass beads that prevent over clamping. It’s not cheap and you need a special applicator gun. I only use it as I’m in that industry.
I think West Systems and most epoxy manufacturers have an offering of pigments to colour their epoxies though if your looking to do that.
Sorry for the late reply, haven’t been on in a while.
I have used a daub of enamel paint like Tremclad or Testors model paint mixed into the epoxy. It doesn't take a lot to make it go black, maybe two drops. Brownell's Acraglas comes with small plastic tubes of black and brown tint. Others I know have used a drop or two of Fiebing's USMC black leather dye right into the epoxy as it's being mixed up.
I've been using TurnTex dyes ( https://www.turntex.com/2-oz-dye-detail ) but I'm going to give Dan's ideas a try. Certainly less expensive than what I'm doing.
Took the above photo prior to finishing the knife I posted as ‘Suminagashi’ in fixed blades section of the forum. I matched the blue liners to paint from work, and it was pretty darn close. I’ve since filled the voids and sanded the spine to a higher grit than is shown. Point is the Urethane paint I used didn’t effect the G-Flex at all.
What the heck Griff. Did you used to work in a paint store? Colour match looks really good!
I've used black enamel that took to G/flex like flies on $hit.
Lol...going on 20 years Dan...I’m an outside paint sales rep for the collision industry. I sell Axalta (formerly DuPont) paint.
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