Thermark

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#1

Just found this that I made several years ago…cheap cookie jar from Walmart, Thermark and laser.


#2

Wow, that’s a lot darker than I expected.

Is it as easy as spraying it on, lasering where you want it to mark, and cleaning off the excess?


#3

There are different laser settings depending on the metal its used on but yes…spray it on, laser then wash off.


#4

Here are the lists of laser settings for thermark
http://www.thermark.com/content/view/116/171/


#5

How does it work? Spray on or brush on? How easy is it to clean off the extra at the end - and what to you use?


#6

I use the spray on but the brush on works well if you can get an even coat and is a bit less expensive since you dont use as much… It washes off easily.


#7

Washes off - with water?


#8

Pretty much…you use wipes if you want


#9

Thanks for the post. One of the better pictures using this stuff.


#10

I’ve been looking at thermark as well, but haven’t gotten much response from mailing/calling them for support one the project I was trying to use it for (anodized aluminum belt buckle). For some stainless steel experiments I was doing I did find that spray on dry moly lube works pretty well (like $10 a can from amazon vs. $70 for a smaller can of thermark spray).


#11

The dark areas don’t look 100% black - is that a photo issue? The Thermark example above looks pure black.

What do you clean the leftover Dry Moly with? Is it easy to clean?


#12

Thanks for that cool example!
Quite a difference in $!


#13

I think the thermark is probably darker and easier to wash, but at least 10x the price :slight_smile: I cleaned the moly lube off with isopropyl alcohol. Both dry pretty quickly. The moly lube you can handle more easily after application without wiping it off by mistake.