Lasering through Plastidip/plastispray?


#1

I did a cursory forum search for plastidip and saw some things about dipping after lasering but has anyone tried lasering through a dipped piece it to reveal the material beneath? Is there already a post on this? Better product? glowfam point me in the right direction.


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#2

Hmmmmm. I looked at the MSDS and it appears to be a mixture of unspecified resins and solvents, some of them flammable. It doesn’t appear to contain any chlorine or other halogens. Can’t see anything that is a huge red flag as long as all the solvents have evaporated and ventilation is good. It might just end up as a gummy mess though.


#3

A note of caution I think.
In my early life as a lab tech in ICI plastics, I remember being keen on using this sort of product for coating tool handles.
Early plastic dipping formulations were based on PVC emulsions :frowning:


#4

From the Plasti-Dip website FAQ:

DOES PLASTI DIP CONTAIN POLYVINYLCHLORIDE?-
Plasti Dip does not contain any polyvinylchloride or any other vinyl resins.


#5

That’s good news :slight_smile: