Author Topic: Etched enclosures  (Read 625421 times)

italianguy63

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2220 on: December 31, 2016, 01:35:35 PM »
nice to see you back, mark.

Thank you Duckster!  Glad to still be here!   8)
I used to really be with it!  That is, until they changed what "it" is.  Now, I can't find it.  And, I'm scared!  --  Homer Simpson's dad

italianguy63

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2221 on: December 31, 2016, 01:40:47 PM »
After 3 failed attempts, I was finally able to make my first etched enclosure.

I first try with NaOH but wasn't getting any good results. Either the etching was too much or not enough. So I decided to try ferric chloride and it was much easier. I'm still learning how to etch properly, and I know I should probably give this one a good shine, but I really like the "dirty" look of it. Afterall, it's a fuzz! And no, no knobs at least until I find one that goes well with the pedal.

The pedal itself is a Fuzz Factory clone, the Zombii Fuzz from MadBeans, with 2 AC128s. Any tips you guys might have would be appreciated.


I use a 1-1-1 mix of 40% Peroxide (from the beauty supply store), Hydrochloric acid (from the pool supply store, Muriatic acid), and distilled water.  2 to 2.5 minutes is the trick.. Over processing makes the pits and the shadows.  I go 30 seconds at a time, rinsing in a water bath, and softly scrubbing the etch areas with a toothbrush.  i.e. 4 to 5 "dips" in the acid.  If you still have shadows, be better about your masking areas.  I cover as much of the dead space with blue masking tape, and draw around the etching with a paint pencil.  Clean it all up at the end with lacquer thinner.  And finally a quick scrub off with a Scotchbrite pad or steel wool.  Hope that helps!   ;D  Practice makes perfect.
« Last Edit: December 31, 2016, 01:43:45 PM by italianguy63 »
I used to really be with it!  That is, until they changed what "it" is.  Now, I can't find it.  And, I'm scared!  --  Homer Simpson's dad

asreis85

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2222 on: December 31, 2016, 02:42:13 PM »

I use a 1-1-1 mix of 40% Peroxide (from the beauty supply store), Hydrochloric acid (from the pool supply store, Muriatic acid), and distilled water.  2 to 2.5 minutes is the trick.. Over processing makes the pits and the shadows.  I go 30 seconds at a time, rinsing in a water bath, and softly scrubbing the etch areas with a toothbrush.  i.e. 4 to 5 "dips" in the acid.  If you still have shadows, be better about your masking areas.  I cover as much of the dead space with blue masking tape, and draw around the etching with a paint pencil.  Clean it all up at the end with lacquer thinner.  And finally a quick scrub off with a Scotchbrite pad or steel wool.  Hope that helps!   ;D  Practice makes perfect.


Thanks a lot! Etching is addictive, and I already have some more projects in mind. I'll make sure to try your formula. Do you dip the pedal in it or pour with a pipette or something?

italianguy63

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2223 on: December 31, 2016, 03:09:23 PM »
I use 2 pyrex dishes.. one with the acid, and one with the clean water... just dip the face into each..  I use about 150ml of solvent in the acid bath (50ml of each component)--

MC
I used to really be with it!  That is, until they changed what "it" is.  Now, I can't find it.  And, I'm scared!  --  Homer Simpson's dad

hylandren

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2224 on: January 03, 2017, 12:43:44 PM »

I use a 1-1-1 mix of 40% Peroxide (from the beauty supply store), Hydrochloric acid (from the pool supply store, Muriatic acid), and distilled water.
Remembering the old adage " Acid to water, just like you Otter", I assume you add the acid to the water, and NOT the other way around, which can sometimes become "unstable"...
(Unless the peroxide somehow acts to stabilize the mixture....)

stringsthings

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2225 on: January 05, 2017, 06:03:53 PM »
I use a 1-1-1 mix of 40% Peroxide (from the beauty supply store), Hydrochloric acid (from the pool supply store, Muriatic acid), and distilled water.  2 to 2.5 minutes is the trick.. Over processing makes the pits and the shadows.  I go 30 seconds at a time, rinsing in a water bath, and softly scrubbing the etch areas with a toothbrush.  i.e. 4 to 5 "dips" in the acid.  If you still have shadows, be better about your masking areas.  I cover as much of the dead space with blue masking tape, and draw around the etching with a paint pencil.  Clean it all up at the end with lacquer thinner.  And finally a quick scrub off with a Scotchbrite pad or steel wool.  Hope that helps!   ;D  Practice makes perfect.

That's a good tip for getting 40% Peroxide from a beauty supply store.  I've been using H202 from the drug store. I think it's 3%.

davent

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2226 on: January 05, 2017, 06:11:11 PM »
I use a 1-1-1 mix of 40% Peroxide (from the beauty supply store), Hydrochloric acid (from the pool supply store, Muriatic acid), and distilled water.  2 to 2.5 minutes is the trick.. Over processing makes the pits and the shadows.  I go 30 seconds at a time, rinsing in a water bath, and softly scrubbing the etch areas with a toothbrush.  i.e. 4 to 5 "dips" in the acid.  If you still have shadows, be better about your masking areas.  I cover as much of the dead space with blue masking tape, and draw around the etching with a paint pencil.  Clean it all up at the end with lacquer thinner.  And finally a quick scrub off with a Scotchbrite pad or steel wool.  Hope that helps!   ;D  Practice makes perfect.

That's a good tip for getting 40% Peroxide from a beauty supply store.  I've been using H202 from the drug store. I think it's 3%.

Our neighbourhood drug store has the stronger peroxides in the hair colouring section of the store.

dave
"If you always do what you always did- you always get what you always got." - Unknown

italianguy63

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2227 on: January 09, 2017, 01:35:11 PM »

I use a 1-1-1 mix of 40% Peroxide (from the beauty supply store), Hydrochloric acid (from the pool supply store, Muriatic acid), and distilled water.
Remembering the old adage " Acid to water, just like you Otter", I assume you add the acid to the water, and NOT the other way around, which can sometimes become "unstable"...
(Unless the peroxide somehow acts to stabilize the mixture....)

Yes.  Water, then add acid, then add peroxide. (good point)
« Last Edit: January 09, 2017, 01:41:55 PM by italianguy63 »
I used to really be with it!  That is, until they changed what "it" is.  Now, I can't find it.  And, I'm scared!  --  Homer Simpson's dad

DK1

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2228 on: January 15, 2017, 02:31:33 PM »
Enclosure for an engineers thumb. Used pieces of the schem and another compressor schem for the background. Lye etch. Totally botched some of the jack drilling, but it looks ok from the top. ;-)



pgorey

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2229 on: January 15, 2017, 02:38:50 PM »
Oh man, so many good executions here!  Nice work everyone.  Very inspiring.  Edit:  fix typos.  DK1, That etch is very slick - I cant decide if I like the pre-painted version more or not.
« Last Edit: January 16, 2017, 11:48:57 PM by pgorey »

deadastronaut

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2230 on: January 16, 2017, 05:16:01 AM »
DK1  love it...very cool. 8)
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GiovannyS10

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2231 on: January 18, 2017, 10:04:30 PM »
Rob said all. :o Man... Applause please...
That's all, Folks!

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Benoi31

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2232 on: January 21, 2017, 11:18:02 AM »
Beautiful one DK1!
Very clever idea to use a "PCB green" or "chalkboard green" color!

ElectricDruid

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2233 on: January 21, 2017, 06:07:43 PM »
Beautiful one DK1!
Very clever idea to use a "PCB green" or "chalkboard green" color!

Seconded. Beautiful work. I like the "negative space" effect - looking through the panel at the circuit beyond.

Tom

askwho69

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2234 on: January 21, 2017, 07:36:32 PM »
https://fr.pinterest.com/atheus0855/pins/
How did you ever did this ??? nostalgic!


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Pettol

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2235 on: January 28, 2017, 03:03:10 PM »
Love it,  DK1!

flanagan0718

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2236 on: February 24, 2017, 02:13:50 PM »
1776 reverb in a 1590A Etched the "D" then used pink sparkle rattle can spray paint.



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lars-musik

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2237 on: March 08, 2017, 06:08:14 AM »
I made a Lovetone Big Cheese and think that this might even be the best etch I've ever produced.


deadastronaut

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2238 on: March 08, 2017, 06:11:15 AM »
lovely, strawberry and cream...nice  8)
http://www.youtube.com/user/100roberthenry
https://deadastronaut.wixsite.com/effects

chasm reverb/tremshifter/faze filter/abductor II delay/timestream reverb/dreamtime delay/skinwalker hi gain dist/black triangle OD/ nano drums/space patrol fuzz//

DK1

Re: Etched enclosures
« Reply #2239 on: March 14, 2017, 11:19:07 PM »
My latest. The tremolololololo. A Tremulus Lune. My first try at an acid etch instead of lye. Needs refinement.

The right eye blinks for extra derp. :-D