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Crazy H’s

Discussion in 'Filework' started by Griff, May 15, 2019.

  1. Griff

    Griff Active Member

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  2. Griff

    Griff Active Member

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    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 o_O:D)!

    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 :beer:
     
  3. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    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 !??
     
  4. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Very well done. I think as long as your major depressions are spaced evenly all the little accoutrements will fall into place.
     
  5. Griff

    Griff Active Member

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    Thanks again guys! I actually really enjoy file work.
     
  6. IamSteve-O

    IamSteve-O New Member

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    Do you have epoxy that comes black or do you colour it with somthing?
     
  7. Griff

    Griff Active Member

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    @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.
     
  8. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    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.
     
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