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    Default Painting Punched Numbers

    Hey everyone,

    I'm making a QC fixture in aluminum which has a bunch of 1/8" punched numbers, letters, etc stamped into it.
    What's the best way to highlight them against the rest of the aluminum? Right now they are pretty indistinguishable.

    Thanks

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    Dykem works well

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    Some good suggestions in this thread: Re-Inking Engraved Machine Dials

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    Awesome, I tried finding a thread like that but didn't have any luck. I'm sure there will be something good in there.

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    annodize the part then engrave the numbers.

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    Paint stick in color of your choice............Bob

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    - The old fashioned way, painting by brush.
    - Using a stencil with a air brush. Then wipe away the over-spray with cloth and lacquer thinner.

    Two part paint will cure in a few days to a week.

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    I believe the correct paint is sold to be used for stove knobs. Search for that
    Bil lD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhigdog View Post
    Paint stick in color of your choice............Bob
    Yup, that's what I use. It's called: Lacquer-Stik....McMaster-Carr
    Look at my avatar. It's filled with it.

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    1. I thin enamel and scrub into stamps with a small paint brush.
    2. I then scrape over the top with a business card.
    3. Let dry then use a rag wrapped around a flat object with just a little thinner. NOT too much!

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    Crayola crayon was recommended here. Warm part to body temp or higher before rubbing it in/on.
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