Mosaic Pin advise

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I attempted to make my first mosiac pin. I wanted a solid white ones.
I filled a 1/8"thin wall tube with long cure epoxy tinted with settled TESTOR'S
white model paint. When I cut the pin a day later the epoxy seemed soft. Can you add too much tint and change the epoxy set? Does the pin need to sit several days to fully cure?? Is a 1/8'" void too big to set hard???
Thanks
Tom
 
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Tom

My guess is the testors is not made for epoxy, but for enamal or lacquer and some of the chemicals screwed up the cure. I have used epoxy around things with glycol residue and it screws the cure and leaves it rubbery. Try going to your local boating supply place and by a tube of the resin tin paste made to tint gelcoat. It comes in a variety of colors and you can buy a kit with 6 or 8 colors and mixing directions to acheive most any color. You can probably disolve the goop in your pins by soaking them in acetone. (do this in a well ventilated area and not close to a forge.

Jim A.
 
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WOWW
Good idea. For white there is an epoxy that Sheffield carries that will do the trick I think.:thumbup:
Give them a call.
 
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