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Old 10-05-2010, 02:39 AM   #121
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Well a match would get the wax right off... I'm going to buy some tomorrow and do a test bottle with some wax I have for candlemaking


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Old 10-09-2010, 02:25 PM   #122
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Here is my first attempt at etching my carboy. Disregard the dirty carboy, I need to clean it. Pretty simple to etch.



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Old 10-09-2010, 02:30 PM   #123
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This is awesome! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 10-19-2010, 02:13 PM   #124
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I finally got around to marking my carboys! I etched 2, 7 Gal carboys and 1, 5 Gal. This was super easy once I got my water graduations marked on the carboy.





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Old 11-11-2010, 03:47 AM   #125
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I just did this for the first time last night. I wrote a blog post about it here: http://beer.ear-fung.us/2010/11/10/d...arboy-etching/

Here's the result:

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Old 11-18-2010, 05:01 AM   #126
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I tried this today, it turned out ok, but I should have left the acid on there for longer than 5 minutes. It is really faint and hard to read. I am going to do it again on my other two carboys but leave it on for 15 minutes this time.
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Old 11-18-2010, 02:56 PM   #127
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I tried this today, it turned out ok, but I should have left the acid on there for longer than 5 minutes. It is really faint and hard to read. I am going to do it again on my other two carboys but leave it on for 15 minutes this time.
I leave mine for 20 min. Make sure you have a thick, uniform covering of the paste.
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Old 11-18-2010, 05:35 PM   #128
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I made mine a little more simple, but I am happy with the results. the bars just indicate the volume.





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Old 12-21-2010, 01:28 AM   #129
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Simple photo addition...



I used standard vinyl numbering, but applied the backing vs the number itself. Prep time was about an hour....etch time took about 7 minutes including the cleanup
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Old 12-21-2010, 02:37 AM   #130
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Nice work!!
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