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Colorit enamel on a curved surface


#1

Hello, I was wondering if anybody knows the answer to this question?
Is it possible to use the colorit enamel, as found in the Rio Grande
catalogue (the variety that you have to bake in an oven), on a curved
surface like a ring and if so what is the technique? Do you have to
heat the metal a little bit? Do you have to wait until the enamel is
very tacky? Or do you apply it repeatedly in very thin layers? Any
insights to this question of mine would be very useful. I already use
the other variety that you don’t have to heat, but only on flat
surfaces and I want to be able to enamel on round surfaces in a very
hard enamel that I can sand and polish.Thankyou, Graeme Park.


#2

I have used these materials on rings and I built a rotisserie to
keep the ring slowly spinning after I applied the material. I spin
it long enough to air dry and initially set-up then heat it with
rotation periodically. Also, unless you want the WRATH OF ORCHID, do
not refer to this as enamel in any way shape or form, even if it has
the letters e-n-a-m-e-l in the name.

Daniel J. Statman, Statman Designs
www.statmandesigns.com
@Statman_Designs_LLC


#3

Hello Greame, my apologies for not responding sooner. First, mix a
batch of epoxy and then allow it to stand until the pot life has
expired (approximately 45 minutes) then apply it to the 1st 1/4
section of the band or ring/curve, … heat cure at (no higher
than) 150 F for about 10 - 15 minutes. Allow the band/ring to cool
and repeat the process for the next 1/4 sections of the ring.

Also, if you find that you have under filled a layer of Colores or
Durenamel epoxy in a design, you can add fresh colores or durenamel
to build up the layer … if this is done within 72 hours of the
original mix, it will form a seamless bond between the epoxy layers
as long as the epoxy was not totally cured using heat.

I hope this helps.

Sincerely,
Thackeray
Rio Grande Technical Support