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Todd Simpson
post Jun 2 2014, 03:33 AM
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I love the way these pickup covers look, but how in the heck to do they do this? Any thoughts?

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post Jun 2 2014, 04:07 AM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Jun 2 2014, 02:33 AM) *
I love the way these pickup covers look, but how in the heck to do they do this? Any thoughts?

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they are etched. the usual method is to coat the metal with a plastic sheath that has a negative image cut out of it, then the metal is exposed to an acid leaving a positive image when the plastic coating is removed. however since these are factory jobs so i would guess for faster manufacturing, lasers were used to etch the metal.



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post Jun 5 2014, 06:33 PM
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Thanks much!!!

QUOTE (waynedcoville @ Jun 1 2014, 11:07 PM) *
they are etched. the usual method is to coat the metal with a plastic sheath that has a negative image cut out of it, then the metal is exposed to an acid leaving a positive image when the plastic coating is removed. however since these are factory jobs so i would guess for faster manufacturing, lasers were used to etch the metal.


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