Jumper K. Balls
Jumper K. Balls UberDork
3/6/17 10:40 a.m.

In an attempt to make a face plate for my amp project I decided to try toner transfer. Bought a few sheets of the cheap paper off Amazon and gave it a go on this aluminum piece.

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Sometimes I can make it stick, Sometimes it is really inconsistent, but every time I can rub it off with my fingertip. I am using a clothes iron on the hottest setting and am pressing and rubbing it in for 3 to 5 minutes. I degrease before hand until water sheets off.

I was hoping to be able to apply the graphics and clear coat it but at this point I doubt it will hold up long enough for that.

Any tips?

GSmith
GSmith HalfDork
3/8/17 7:45 p.m.

In reply to Jumper K. Balls:

Hm. Maybe surface prep? What are you cleaning it with? I'd try isopropyl alcohol to clean it...

I don't know how it would work with toner, but I remember we used spray fixative for pencil drawings back in art class. Maybe you could do that, then clearcoat?

BTW - VERY cool idea and I really like how it should turn out.

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