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Old 05-01-2014, 03:43 PM
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Default Re: Electrolytic Etching

Well dayumn, wish I had read this post before I made my head badge. Instead of the laser printer method I had a sheet of vinyl stickers made.

Used muriatic acid diluted with regular tap water in a plastic container. Attached the + from a battery charger set a 6V to the badge and the - from the charger to a piece of sheet brass. Brass etched real deep in just a couple hours.

Has anyone tried to make the resist with an inkjet printer? Think it would work? Was a real biotch peeling the vinyl away from the really small lines. Lost a couple of lines but put them back in with a little paint before the etch.
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