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Old 07-26-2011, 10:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Color Changing pigments in place of mica for resin pen molds.

Hi everyone,
My name is Wolf & I'm new to the board. My website is called www.SolarColorDust.com where I offer Color Changing paint pigments for clear resin.
While I mainly create resin color changing figures for people I figured I would try to reach out to anyone in the forum and offer a unique way of making custom color changing resin pens instead of using mica.
I have the largest selection of color changing pigments on the web. My pigment, Solar Color Dust, changes colors from white to color in sunlight. I currently have 6 different colors of SCD: red, blue, yellow, orange, green & purple.
The second of the two is called Thermal-Dust, where it turns from color to clear when it is put in warm conditions of 86F or warmer; which I carry 15 different cool colors that change colors. Even the heat from your hand will change the pigment colors.

Please check out my site and see my video demonstrations; I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have.
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How long does the thermal change last, and would the heat produced when holding a pen be sufficient to change the color?

Definately looks cool though.
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The effect can last for several years if the pen is cared for properly. The heat from your hand definitely can be enough to change the pigment color. The new Ultra Thermal-Dust we have changes from one color to another and is very noticeable compared to the regular pigment that just turns transparent at 86F.
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Neat stuff, will add it to my list of pigments next time I make plastics.
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Thank you Richard :)
I'm in the process of making a video with several examples of what can be done with the pigments and how the effects work with resin. It may help give ideas for projects.
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any chance of a variety pack of the ultra?
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Hey Wolf,

Just placed an order for a bunch of your Products. I will post the results after I cast and create some pens. Looks like it could make some cool pens


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Hi everyone,
My name is Wolf & I'm new to the board. My website is called www.SolarColorDust.com where I offer Color Changing paint pigments for clear resin.
The second of the two is called Thermal-Dust, where it turns from color to clear when it is put in warm conditions of 86F or warmer; which I carry 15 different cool colors that change colors. Even the heat from your hand will change the pigment colors.
Won't the heat of the resin keep it from changing back to it's color?
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any chance of a variety pack of the ultra?
Agreed
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Hi everyone,
My name is Wolf & I'm new to the board. My website is called www.SolarColorDust.com where I offer Color Changing paint pigments for clear resin.
The second of the two is called Thermal-Dust, where it turns from color to clear when it is put in warm conditions of 86F or warmer; which I carry 15 different cool colors that change colors. Even the heat from your hand will change the pigment colors.
Won't the heat of the resin keep it from changing back to it's color?
The resin only heats up as a chemical reaction when mixed. It cools down when they bond and becomes plastic.
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