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Wood Grain Finish?

Discussion in 'Cosmetic Mods' started by Darchand, Dec 26, 2009.

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  1. Darchand

    Darchand Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 6, 2009
    I am looking into a wood grain finish and other than airbrushing is there another way to go? What I am thinking of is like a vinyl that can shrink to down to something when heat is applied (just think of the Easter egg wraps).

    I what I am looking for is something that would wrap to a more complex surface than a regular straight e-cig.

    Any ideas or help would be great.
     
  2. Keegan1014

    Keegan1014 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 23, 2009
    Delaware
    hydro dipping is the way to go google it
     
  3. Darchand

    Darchand Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 6, 2009
    wow that is perfect!

    TY so much :)
     
  4. Parky50

    Parky50 Super Member ECF Veteran

    hydro dipping... Wow, that's a GREAT idea Keegan1014 !!!
     
  5. inferno

    inferno Full Member

    Jun 28, 2009
    Orlando
    +1 for hydro dipping
     
  6. Darchand

    Darchand Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 6, 2009
    Still love this idea and have hit up some places on price and well. Looks like it would be very pricey. So anyone know a place where you can get a good deal?

    Check out the product design area to find out what I am up to...
     
  7. LinuxBozo

    LinuxBozo Full Member

    Jan 30, 2010
    Roanoke, VA
    What about veneer edge banding or sheeting?
     
  8. 5cardstud

    5cardstud ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 1, 2010
    Wash
    How about a large piece of shrink wrap? SORRY I thought you already had the grain and wanted to seal in plastic coating.
    If your looking for a wood graid vinyl coating the auto industry has the wood grain vinyl they put on cars it wears like iron and with a heat gun it molds to shape.
     
  9. leannebug

    leannebug Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Mar 5, 2010
    the deep south
    looks like the process is some kind of oil based paint sprayed and/or applied on top of water (to make whatever pattern you want) then VERY CAREFULLY dip the object into the water, dried and sealed.
     
  10. darkmenace

    darkmenace Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 2, 2010
    North West England
  11. leannebug

    leannebug Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Mar 5, 2010
    the deep south
    cool! Do you have a picture of the chest? I'd love to see how it came out.
     
  12. thunderbolt885

    thunderbolt885 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 30, 2010
    Ga
    Easy! buy a small bottle of testors model paint in any color you want as long as its enamel. brush it on let it dry THEN coat it in a thin layer of black acrylic paint and take a plastic fine toothed comb and run it straight down on all sides in a wavy pattern and even overlap strokes with teh comb. Very simple. Ive done this many times. oh and dont forget to clear coat it so the acrylic doesnt come off.
     
  13. darkmenace

    darkmenace Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 2, 2010
    North West England
    As requested - one paint and grained chest of drawers & one paint and grained winerack -sadly without wine (made out of a couple of old wardrobe doors)
     

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