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Old 07-15-2016, 04:51 AM
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Acid etching color fill?

Will etching go deep enough to do color fill? Were you fill the etched away steel with paint?

Like the colored lettering on this? I know this is stamped or engraved but would it be possible to achieve the same effect with etching?
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Old 07-15-2016, 01:24 PM
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Sure.

Some guys do that to damascus. They do a deep etch, spray paint with Krylon, and sand it lightly to get an even surface with super high contrast.


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Oh that's interesting, know of any pictures?
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Old 07-18-2016, 11:58 AM
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You can certainly etch deep enough to fill with paint. I'm learning to etch and going too deep has been an issue. Go to http://erniesknives.com/default.html for etching tutorials. You most definitely can etch deep.
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Old 07-26-2016, 02:50 AM
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Awesome link!
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