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How to make a carbon design

Postby Matthijs94 » Mon Dec 14, 2020 5:06 pm

I was wondering how to 'color' carbon. Aim is to keep the carbon look at some parts of the board, as the other parts have a different design.
Does someone know what type of material is used to create these kinds of looks? See picture for example.
I am aware of epoxy pigments, but that's not the right way I guess.
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Re: How to make a carbon design

Postby Trent hink » Mon Dec 14, 2020 5:15 pm

It's probably paint sprayed on over the carbon.
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Re: How to make a carbon design

Postby BWD » Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:42 pm

ketos does airbrush color over carbon.
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Re: How to make a carbon design

Postby RichR2 » Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:12 pm



Yes, spray paint.

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Re: How to make a carbon design

Postby plummet » Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:22 am

Bust out the spray gun and start learning.

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Re: How to make a carbon design

Postby Matthijs94 » Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:15 pm

Thanks for the answers. Some have experience doing this? Was thinking of putting the hot coat over the paint, so it will protect the design. Curious if the resin will melt away the paint though.
Paint over resin, does it hold up the sun/salt/usage over time. Dont want to mess up the project at the final stage

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Re: How to make a carbon design

Postby plummet » Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:09 am

Test your paint/resin combo first before doing a full coat on the board.

A final resin coat will be more abrasion resistant but it will add weight. Weight you are probably trying to avoid with the use of carbon. Perhaps consider spraying a clear coat of paint rather than hot coat of resin. It will be lighter.
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Re: How to make a carbon design

Postby plummet » Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:18 am

Side note.

Here's one of my airwork over the years
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Re: How to make a carbon design

Postby plummet » Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:20 am

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