Coating

I like my flash drive. I put a lot of info on there, but i want it to look cool. I took off the casing for a case i made, but the case roke. I decided that the chip alone looks pretty cool, so i want to coat in in some kind of plastic to protect it. hwhat can i use?

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A old coat

I have a really nice Plugg polyurethane snowboarding coat that doesn't fit me anymore but I want to make something out of it. Wearable if possible. Thanks.

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IS IT A BLANKET OR IS IT A COAT?

Anyone know how to make a simple coat (jacket) out of a blanket or throw? I have seen them on people and they are really nice. They look like you basically just fold and sew, the fringe of the throw frames the collar and hem. I appreciate your help and advice! Thank you!! :-)

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Wooden coat Racksafree? Answered

 since November i saw an  idea I want to make, I can't find it. I've looked Help !! It was a wooden coat rack, either stained or painted a beautiful blue/green color. Made from wood . you went out and bought brass coat hooks and mounted them on the post which had a free standing base

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Tile coat hook

Hi, I bought a small tile from a thrift store the other day and want to make it into a coat hook. Something similar to the attached image. Not sure how/where to start. Can anybody help? :_( z

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Steampunk coat help Answered

I am making a Steampunk style costume for halloween/general cosplay, and i found this design which is perfect for what i want but is too expensive for me to buy, can anybody figure out a pattern that i can use for it? http://www.thisnext.com/item/A25A96BF/2132B71E/Elegant-Tuxedo-Jacket and http://www.thisnext.com/item/9144F745/FA8DFAD5/High-Collar-Cotton-Shirt Thank you so much

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A Clear Coating for Paper?

Hi, I was just wondering if anyone knew of a clear coating for paper based crafts, to make it waterproof. Thanks! Salvador

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Thick Rubber Coating

Ive been disapointed in products marketed for dipping tool handles. in my experience, they do a very thin coat. storebought tools with dipped handles have a nice thick coat. how can i do that at home?

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Clear coating a guitar?

Hey again, I just painted my new electric. annnd i wondered what you do after clear coating...its kinda rough looking...and i wondered if it is possible to like wet sand or something and in what order and everything you do it to get it so smooth.   thank you!!

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Solar Cells Coating? Answered

Hi Guys! A few weeks ago I found an auction on ebay, bid, and won myself some big old pack of solar cells. Now these panels are wafer thin, no coating or covering. Additionally, I need to put the wire collecting ribbons on myself. The only problem with these is that they are incredibly fragile. What can I coat them with to protect them? Is there any spray or acrylic or resin that you use to protect them? Thanks

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A coating for Duct Tape?

Hello Instructables! I have a duct tape question for you! I am in need of a coating for the tape, and would like to know what you guys suggest I plan on making a duct tape satchel and I don't want the edges of each piece of the tape to fray at all. I made a phone case out of tape and noticed that it frays a lot when I put it in my pocket. I was wondering if there is any sort of glue that I can coat my phone case (and future-satchel) with that would be keep the tape from fraying and peeling  Currently, I am using Nashua duct tape.

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Wire Coat Hangers

How about someone come up with another use for all the wire coat hangers I have lying around? I am quite sure I am not the only person that has this problem, and I am equally sure there are WAY  many more intelligent inventors out there that could give me a lot of projects to do! Thanks!

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Anti-Graffiti Coatings? Answered

Would any of the resident geniuses here at Instructables have any ideas for keeping graffiti off of my cedar fence? I live in a fairly rough neighborhood in a major urban center, and we exclusively have the bad type of graffiti-- crappy tags from juvenile delinquents delineating their turf. Any ideas on how to combat this problem with a DIY, cost-effective solution? I'm thinking it might just be something that most spraypaint won't stick to, or a surface that will destroy paint pens. Heat-sensing, motion-sensing automatic machine guns are not an option due to the rampant stray population ;) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqIHlnfGKV0

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how do you clear coat something?

How to apply?

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How can I make a "Silent Bob Coat"?

I mean like change up a existing pattern or have someone help me make a pattern (I'm not to good at that kind of stuff). Does anyone know of a pattern that looks like the coat? I really don't feel like paying $400 and waiting 4-6 weeks for one from Abbyshot. (also, the picture is from them as well)

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Unstitching the back of a new coat? Answered

I recently bought a long coat and it has a small stitch at the back at the bottom region. I was wondering if I am supposed to cut the small stitch to open the flap it holds shut. Please help

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Can anyone suggest a coat pattern? Answered

 I'm looking for a light women's coat pattern that's fitted through the bust and shoulders to the waist, and flared at the bottom. Knee length if possible, but I can always lengthen it. Military style, perhaps? I'm looking to put an EL wire design on the back, so it needs to have some support but nothing to heavy, as it would be a costume piece. Thanks! 

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Ceramic coated stainless steel

Hi all, I just came across this jewellery and the hardware intrigues me. What is involved in this process, and is it something that can be done on a small scale? And is it only appropriate for steel? Cheers! http://www.cha-o-ha.com/collections/frontpage/products/ceramic-coated-forged-d-shackle-dark-earth

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how coating titanium dioxide? Answered

 Dear all...  I like to build an air purifier filter with UVCm lamp +titanium dioxide. Please help me to know how I can stick titanium dioxide powder on surface aluminum or cardboard .Thank you in advance.

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How to get a finished look on bare electronics by coating? Answered

Hello and thank you for the help. See image, forgive crude rendering... I'm going to to connect two USB females in order to hold two USB males. I want to disguise the ugly metal part which is usually inside the PC port with some sort of material. The only electronics involved might be bridging the females, but not a must if it will disturb the coating process (e.g. if heat is required). I'd appreciate a pointer, and thanks again for your help. Y.

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Geeky mens winter coat? Answered

Im looking for a mens Medium winter coat to wear skiing and i cant find one... I'm wearing some burton pixelated pants (I think they are the pixel waterfall pants, possibly with more white). I would like them to match those pants (just look good with them). I like the color blue, if that helps any (aquamarine blue) Thanks in advance, -A907

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Tips for cleaning a coated monitor?

I have a very large and very nice silicon graphics monitor, but the screen marks very easily. It's coated in something purple that I assume is some sort of anti-reflective coating. Basicly the problems are that pretty much anything that touches will mark it and the marks are occasionally difficult to remove. Cleaning it also leaves smear marks that can only really be removed by rubbing the screen quite hard with a cloth and crap just seem to collect around the edges. I've tried water/soap/petrol/alcohol and pretty much anything else i can get my hands on but nothing seems to work. Any tips?

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Best Clear coat type?

Hello craftsmen! I like making props and thing from games and media i play, such as Corvo's sword from Dishonored. However, i have a problem with protecting them. After painting them with either acrylic spray or brush paint, I need a clear coat to protect it. I would prefer to use a aerosol paint, due to the ease and lack of smudging it gives. I generally use acrylic paint, either applied by brush or spray cans onto wood, pvc and metal. Does anyone know a good brand or type they use? I would prefer something available in the international markets and in places like dubai, singapore, india, etc. Thanks for reading, and please help!

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How would I make a coat with armored plates on/in it. At a very low cost?

I happen to be one of those people who loves making things with my own hands rather than buy it, and who possibly has too much free time... Anyway, I am currently designing an armored coat, but lack the resources to use something like Cut Tex Pro fabric or something else ridiculously expensive. Because of this, I have resorted to using thin fiberglass plates in the coat; although due to my lack of knowledge on embedding armored plates into clothes, and on what sizes and shapes each plate should have varying on each choice, (knowledge is 99% experience, and 1% brain power), I'm not sure what would be more effective, external or internal plates. I would appreciate all opinions - (Trolls excluded) - on which choice would be most efficient, simple, or even just low cost; suggestions for alternative materials that offer a possibility of working better would also be welcome.  Thanks

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what can i do with alot of wire coat hangers and plastic bags?

I have all this stuff from when i get my dry cleaning back and i dont know what to do with it

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Lacquer/Enamel for Brass? Answered

Hey I'm looking for a clear, tough coating for polished brass, to stop it from tarnishing. Initially I thought clear nail polish would do the trick, but it turns out it's not as tough as I thought... it'll rub off in places within about a month, from what I'm planning to do with it. Could anyone else give me a few suggestions/links as to what I can buy/use along these lines? Thanks

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Titanium coated quartz...How to make?

I have these crystals...they are partially coated with titanium(which give them their purple color. Is there anyway to make the titanium coat the entire surface(w/ same color,clarity, etc.) of the rock or will it just have to stay the way it is?

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How remove coating from lightbulb? Answered

Anyone have an idea what the inside of this light bulb is coated with, and how to remove it? It's not the usual white powdery coating. It's darker and a little clearer. I tried the salt method, but it did nothing.

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Wooden free standing coat rack?

 This design appeared late last year or early this year. It was free standing and in the picture it was emerald green in color. I can't find it and I'm wanting to make a few. Help !!!!

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How to coat the inside of a bottle with resin? Answered

I recently bought some resin that I was going to test a few prop pieces out with, but, being the space cadet I am, did not pay attention to the volume the resin produces, and I'm now short resin. I can, of course, buy more resin, but I had the idea of kind of cheating and just coating the inside of a coke bottle (the glass ones) with the colored resin and filling it with water to match.  Also, there is more to this. I know I can color water and fill the bottle with that to make a colored bottle. I also know I could color the resin and fill the bottle with that. However, I have an additive that I want to use that is rather pricey, so I would only like to coat the inside of the bottle as to give the illusion it is filled with liquid instead of actually filling it up with liquid. thanks in advance! 

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What is used to coat a power line ? Answered

Are they bare? if you touch them you will die ! is that because it is NOT coated with rubber ?  I want to know if something is attached to the wire like a clamp can it feed electric power TO the power line ? If it is NOT grounded but surrounding the wire or clamped onto the wire and hanging from the wire can it feed power TO the Line?  If I  make a solar panel and hang it on the cable will it do ANYTHING ?  or will the power line have so much more power that the small amount from the solar panel wont enter the power line? will it back feed into the solar panel and wreck the solar panel ?   Can it be simple ?

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Leather Spine on Plastic Coated Binding? Answered

Hi All. My name is Craig and I've been binding books for a while and come up with a problem today. I hade some pages ring-bound (You know, where they punch the paper with those square holes and hold them together with the plastic ring strip.) Anyways, there were too many pages, making the binding weak and so I decided to bind them. I've done this before by simply sowing together through all the bindng holes and then creating and attaching a cover like with a standard book. However, this time I was (1) lazy and didn't feel like going through all the effort to make a proper binding cover, (2) there was already a perfectly good front and back cover page which I wanted to keep anyway, and (3) I liked the look of the current binding (it has a clear plastic sheet ove the back page and front page) and want to keep the same look. Okay, now my problem is that when sowing together the pages I kept the plastic sheets over the front and back pages to maintain that gloss look. (It's those plastic A4 sheets that they normally place on the front page when plastic-ring binding - though I had one placed over the back too.) The pages are bound perfectly fine and sturdy but the sowing looks unsightly. I cut a piece of leather to place over the spine and overlapping onto the front and back page edges by about 1cm. The leather is very thin and has thin fabric-like mesh on the back lining it. I have no idea what to do to hold them together. At the moment I scrapped the plastic a bit with a needle to create a slightly rough surface to try help with the glue and am holding the bond down with a heavy weight. Though I highly doubt this will hold even if I let it dry. If this doesn't work I thought of maybe trying to use a hot glue gun and putting glue on the leather and then trying the same weight method again. I'm a little weary of using hot glue though as I don't want to ruin the pages as they were expensive to print and took so much time to print and bind. Does anyone have any ideas what I could try? P.S. Apologies that there are no pictures to show what I'm working with.

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Metal eyeglass arms have lost their coating, what to use to re-coat them?

Hi and thanks for reading my question. I wear reading glasses and have had some pretty good luck with a pair that I purchased at CVS approximately four years ago. The only thing that has went wrong is that the clear-coating, that used to cover the inside of the glass's "arms" has worn off, from the rubbing of the inside of the arms against my head as I put the glasses on and take the glasses off. Does anybody please have any suggestions about what I should use to re-coat the arms of my reading glasses? Thanks again for reading my question and thanks also to anybody that can please offer me any suggestion(s)! Dan

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glow in the dark bike

After getting hit by a car while riding at night (even though I had lights) I am considering powder-coating the frame of my bike with a glow in the dark additive. I was wondering if anyone had attempted this before, and if you had thoughts on it. Also, can you powder-coat spokes? I know powder-coating the rims is bad because it interferes with the brake pads functioning, but I'd really like my bike to be as visible as possible. 

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EL wire help

Hello, I was wondering whether someone could shed some light on this. I'm making a coat with a design in EL wire. I want to use two colors, and I want to have them both on the strobe setting, so that they flash opposite the other.. so one color being on while the other is off. However I may have to use more than one 'spool' of wire per color. I have a bunch of 9 ft. segments already hooked up to batteries.  You may have to bear with me, I know very little about electronics.. But is there a way I can hook up the segments of one color to each other so that they all flash simultaneously? Or is it worth it just to get longer segments/ make my own, and would the battery have to be much larger in that case? Thanks, any input is greatly appreciated! 

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A sport coat that has hundreds of little lights sewn into it.

I once saw a local musician play the guitar and sing in a small venue. For one song, they dimmed the lights on the stage almost completely, and the sport coat he was wearing suddenly "switched on" and he had hundreds of tiny little light beads sewn into the jacket that you could not see before. They were not string lights, like for a Christmas tree. They seemed to be much more LED like, and bright, and most of all, small to the point of being invisible.  I hate to be a copy cat... but I want to make a jacket like this too. I do not care if it is portable. i.e. if I have to plug it in, that's fine. Anyone have any ideas for where I might start?

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Milk glass coating on a glass lampshade: is it removable?

Our kitchen has an overhead light with a glass cover that screws on. The shade is glass and covered with a milky coating that makes it less transparent. We'd really like to take off or lessen the coating to make the room a little brighter. Right now we have to turn on the oven light to see properly in there! 

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Coaxial cable to UHF coat hanger antenna?

Greetings, I need to make a UHF TV antenna.  The TV has a coaxial plug on the back, and I have coaxial cable, but I do not have an adapter. What is inside the adapters that go from coaxial cable to two wires?  Any electronics?  Do the two antenna leads just connect to the pin in the center? Thanks

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Need Strong Wire Coat Hangers for projects

Where can the strong dark clothes hangers be purchased? If you purchased good ones from Amazon, please indicate which ones were the good ones...Thank you so much

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Powder coating/strong spraypainting for metal jewelry

I'm looking to create colored metal jewelry findings with a durable surface, are there any products or techniques that i could do DIY? Otherwise are there any sites that sell nice coloured/powder coated/matte surface findings? I can't seem to find anything!!

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Safe adhesive/sealant for coating flash drives?

I've sen a few Instructables on modding your USB flash drives, and was plan on modding one of mine. I've ordered some Bullet Bill toys and have an old flash drive ready to go. I figure "liquid electrical tape" would be the best option for filling the gaps and sealing the drive into the toy, but are there any safe cheaper options? I don't know if it's relevant (I know bugger all about electronics), but here's a picture of the flash drive in question:

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clear coated non-kink wire or conductive thread?

I'm hunting for fine, non-kink wire or conductive thread. It needs to be coated since I intend to twist two wires together, stripping the coating where I attach an LED. I like the silver/gold colors of the wire, so I want something clear coated. Or if anybody knows of a coating solution that I could apply to my wire/thread, that would work also. Thanks.

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Is there a clear top coat that will bond to a copper penny floor??

We are in the process  of laying a copper penny floor in our entryway. Is there a clear coat for the uppermost layer that will bond to the pennies, and stand up to foot traffic and cleaning? Thank you for your time and consideration!

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Firesleeve(Silicone Coated Fibreglass Sleeve)http://www.hsinsulation.com?

Firesleeve(Silicone Coated Fibreglass Sleeve) 1)Silicone rubber coated fiberglass sleeve(sleeving) - Protects hoses, cables and wires. from molten metal splash, high heat hazards and occasional exposure to flame, in steel plants, glass plants, foundries, cutting and welding shops and wherever hoses, cables and wires may be exposed to high heat or occasional flame. Fireproof sleeve also may be used to insulate your race cars plumbing system. 2)Continuous protection to 500F, short term exposure thru 2200F Extremely flexible and conformable through out entire size range at temperatures -65F thru 500F. 3)Impede heat radiation of flame 4)Protect operator from burning by hot pipe 5)Impede heat lost and favor to saving energy 6)Moisture-proof, water-proof, resistance to oil and pollution 7)Color: red and blue mainly. 8)Bore diameter(mm):15,20,25,30,35,40,45,50,55,60,65,70,75,80,90,100,110,120,130;(Sizes from 1/4" I.D. to 6" I.D.) Yancheng Hengsheng Insulation Co.,Ltd Web: http://www.hsinsulation.com Email: hsinsulation@hotmail.com Tel :+86-139-61986280 Fax : +86-515-88430696

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How to frost plexiglass (w/out buying coating)? Answered

Hey all, trying to find a way to sand about a 10x8 (inch) section of plexi (lucite technically, harder than plexi from what ive read). I dont necessarily want to go out and buy a specific coating, so would sandpaper work? Ive got a good selection of sandpaper, and can get more easily. It is based off of the DIY glowing mouse pad project (on instructables), so would that hinder mouse movement? Just like moving back and forth/tracking issues :) Thanks, I will post more info if you want since its kinda sketchy..., Thanks! Astroboy907

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