How to Color Laser Cut Lines.

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Intro: How to Color Laser Cut Lines.

What you will need is:

Laser cut image on acrylic
crayons
mineral spirits

This is so simple and it makes your laser lines pop out! 

All you have to do is take a crayon and color over your image pressing the wax into the lines. Than you take mineral spirits and wipe the surface of the acrylic clean. The wax will stay in the area that has been laser cut and wam-bam you have an image that will pop! 



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    PatrickC255

    1 year ago

    At school we just paint the acrylic with ready mixed paint. We let it dry a little then wipe it off. Works well. As for longevity they've been ok so far.

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    tturner23

    2 years ago

    Is there a way to do this with birch plywood?

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    dpoulson

    5 years ago on Introduction

    I've just tried this before actually seeing your instructable.

    What I was wondering was, how well does it last? Do you do anything to 'seal' it into the cracks so it doesn't wear off?

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