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Plexi sports logo

PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:05 am
by Xxray
Did this 3 color painted plexi Red Wings design the other day, turned out pretty nice. Looks a little ragged in high res, better with the naked eye. 1st one shows it in room light, 2nd one edge lit ,,, I just used regular white led's for this one, didn't think multi color would be too appealing with the paint.

Did have some of the red bleeding through the white, I used 2 thick coats of white to start so I didn't think this would happen. Next time, I'll use 2 coats, then clear coat over that before applying another color. Probably should have made the fonts a little larger as well.
This is 8x6 with .5 plexi, etch came out great, if I do another one it will be 10x8.

Re: Plexi sports logo

PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:34 am
by Tde1806
do you spray paint it?
and what about the engraving is it on the back og front?

Tomas

Xxray wrote:Did this 3 color painted plexi Red Wings design the other day, turned out pretty nice. Looks a little ragged in high res, better with the naked eye. 1st one shows it in room light, 2nd one edge lit ,,, I just used regular white led's for this one, didn't think multi color would be too appealing with the paint.

Did have some of the red bleeding through the white, I used 2 thick coats of white to start so I didn't think this would happen. Next time, I'll use 2 coats, then clear coat over that before applying another color. Probably should have made the fonts a little larger as well.
This is 8x6 with .5 plexi, etch came out great, if I do another one it will be 10x8.

Re: Plexi sports logo

PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:21 pm
by Xxray
Logo is flipped then engraved in the reverse.

The process I used was:
* Spray paint one side white [2 coats]
* Etch the design on the white side
* Black logo outline painted by hand
* Tape over letters, and spray paint logo red
* Once dry, tape removed, and letters spray painted black
* Once dry, I painted the whole thing white again to give it a uniform look

Re: Plexi sports logo

PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:49 am
by Tde1806
What milling tool do you use the engraving in acrylic materiale.

Tomas.



Xxray wrote:Logo is flipped then engraved in the reverse.

The process I used was:
* Spray paint one side white [2 coats]
* Etch the design on the white side
* Black logo outline painted by hand
* Tape over letters, and spray paint logo red
* Once dry, tape removed, and letters spray painted black
* Once dry, I painted the whole thing white again to give it a uniform look

Re: Plexi sports logo

PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:20 pm
by Xxray
60 degree V bit for all acrylic etching, 90 works too. Very shallow cut, .007 in.
Low spindle speeds, fast feed rate for best results to avoid melting.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000P4NSYG

Re: Plexi sports logo

PostPosted: Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:04 pm
by LouF
Looks great nice work..