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Colores Resin or Enamel?


#1

Hi All,

I am looking to achieve an even layer of transparent color over a
tubular shape for a baisse taille effect. The tube is 18 gauge etched
and depletion gilded sterling silver which is about 1" high and 1.5"
diameter. I have basic knowledge of enameling and using Colores
resins, but have never tried to cover a round shape before. Before I
launch myself into a series of experiments, I would welcome any input
on which medium would be easier to use and any suggestions on how to
achieve this.

Thanks, Jeanie Pratt


#2

Hi Jeanie,

I am looking to achieve an even layer of transparent color over a
tubular shape for a baisse taille effect 

I had a similar problem recently, with resin inlay all around a
ring. The resin would fall to one side of the ring so I found a slow
running motor, 50 RPM, and put some plastic tube on the shaft to hold
the ring and left it running overnight, worked a treat! In the UK
there is a firm called Tiranti’s that sell a good epoxy resin from
Germany, sets very hard, and can be coloured it’s called Epoxy
Glosscoat from Vosschemie. You get a kilo for about 30 and mine
seems to be lasting well after a couple of years.

regards Tim.