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Martin Boekers
08-05-2010, 3:38 PM
Just curious if anyone here has experimented with this. (about in the middle of the page)


It says they use an Acrylic dye before sanding, it gives a nice effect.

Any tips or preferences to dyes?


Gary Hair
08-05-2010, 3:52 PM
I haven't done that with acrylic but I did use the technique on some large Corian pieces I did a few weeks ago. They were 18" x 18" and had lots of small text, 14, 16 and 18pt. I simply lasered a bit deeper than usual, scraped in acrylic paint, let it dry and then sanded. Because they wanted a semi-matte finish, I wet sanded up to 220 grit and finished with 220 dry.

Make sure your sander is fairly new or you'll end up with distinguishable patterns, you don't want that.


Frank Corker
08-05-2010, 7:18 PM
I have used that method before to leave the etched background and black infill. I didn't use a dye, I used acrylic paint, but the method is exactly the same. It's a funny thing with acrylic, it's very robust when it comes to sanding down, however the polished surfaces only take a small amount to scratch it.