I wanted to follow up on a previous post about using Mustard Etching.
My Dad wanted to sell some Zippos etched with the owners Army details.
So I bought some business card holders from Office Works as a test, got my Dad’s details and set about etching some info.
Unlike some others, I didn’t use some Grey Poupon I used some more basic Heinz Hot English mustard.
I used a paint sponge to smear a fairly thin layer of mustard on the metal, and used a 5mm/s 100% setting and here is a result after two passes. It’s not as thick as the un-washed bits in the below photo.
I also made sure that air-assist was off to make sure the mustard didn’t dry out from the air-blast.
And, after two passes, making to sure to keep the item stationary when applying the second smear (by blu-tac-ing it to a piece of wood).
And here is the result.