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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:09 am    Post subject: Toner Transfer Panels Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I was messing around yesterday and thought I would try toner transfer for panel designs. Checkout my test run. Its the same process I use for PCB's. I used a spare panel I had left over, It had on one side a protective plastic coating. I peeled this off and applied the toner without going through any of the usual steps (acetone,scouring).
Its works really well like. I'm pretty surprised.

The only thing to figure out know is how to protect the transfer. Its pretty resilient but you can damage it. Does anyone have any suggestions?

I'm thinking clear lacquer of some sort. Or maybe clear plastic ( I'm not sure if I'm to keen on that).

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

looks good, I was gonna try that..glad it works. I've used wilko's clear enamel lacquer from a can it worked ok and covered some rub on lettering (letra-set?) it set nice and hard but but ended up with a 'crazed' effect..which I quite liked anyways.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Cheers dude

I'll have a hunt around for some clear lacquer, see how it turns out.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

straight PVA glue
clear , hardwearing matt finish and really really cheap
use a roller gives a light texture to the finish .

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

The only problem with the PVA glue is you wouldn't want to get it wet.

I'd be spraying them with a good quality can of clear coat. The type you get from a car accessory store.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

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The only problem with the PVA glue is you wouldn't want to get it wet.


generally PVA's these days are stable enough , unless your planning on immersing them for a few hours, certainly after about a week of drying they will handle the odd wipe with a damp sponge for cleaning.
About spray on laquers , I tried more than a few, both acrylic and enamels, the best was nitrocelulose and that was 50-50 if it came out acceptably or not, after that i went to PVA and never looked back.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

ive done this on quite a few modules and i've had good success with clear enamel spray paint.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

cheers fellas for the insight.

Good to know like Wink
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