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Offline hayshaker

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black epoxy
« on: April 09, 2017, 04:45:00 PM »
does anyone know of a type of epoxy for metal
that turns black when cured?
i'm wanting todo some mosaic pins for some knives.
and i'm not to big on the idea of just using pressure alone
to hold the pins long term.

Offline wsdstan

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Re: bck epoxy
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2017, 04:50:16 PM »
Just dye whatever you are using.  You can use tints, black paint, and lots of other stuff.  I tend to use Brownell's Acra Glass and it comes with black and brown dye in little packets.  I used some black shoe dye and it seems okay too.
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Re: black epoxy
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2017, 05:07:17 PM »
will this work on brass tubes   ?

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Re: black epoxy
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2017, 05:34:32 PM »
Black, red, blue, yellow.....whatever color you want.  Just follow wsdstan's advice.


Offline randyt

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Re: black epoxy
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2017, 07:04:48 PM »
A buddy of mine mixes powdered charcoal to his epoxy to make a "cutlers pitch". It looks good.

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Re: black epoxy
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2017, 08:04:43 PM »
love that bluejean crashcarta and the dog paw mosaic pins,
those are the ones i'm making small world.
really like the way you colored those pins.

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Re: black epoxy
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2017, 11:03:28 AM »
Black, red, blue, yellow.....whatever color you want.  Just follow wsdstan's advice.



uh oh.  I haven't seen the dog paw pin.
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Re: black epoxy
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2017, 01:53:58 PM »
I affectionately call it a Crashpaw Pin.

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Re: black epoxy
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2017, 04:13:07 PM »
well i made one used gorilla epoxy with powderd pigment.
the powder is used in rawhide work. color is blue.
will see in morning after a 24,hr cure. the dia is 3/8ths,in