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Old 04-26-2017, 05:42 PM   #11 (permalink)
 
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I might try adding a little glitter to the epoxy next batch and see how that looks as on some pens I can see swirls of glue through the transluscent bits but they actually add depth to the finish and I've never thought about hiding them before.

Will keep you posted next month how it works out.

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Krylon like Edgar describes, a short blast from both ends. I then wipe the overspray off, chuck it back in the lathe and spin at max rpm. It leaves a smooth consistent finish on the inside. Overnight drying is a must. I probably have 8 different colors on the bench. You can paint a stick with different colors to see the effect on the blank. Drill and turn down a small section (drop piece) and polish. Then insert the painted stick to see effect of different colors on your blank.


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