Paint filling for engraving on ABS plastic?

Which paint(s) can be used to fill engraved ABS plastic keys? The
paint should withstand frequent touching by fingers.
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Use acrylic paints. Martin
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Martin H. Eastburn
A better stationary store will sell paint sticks. These are solid paint that you rub into the engraved area and then wipe the surface clean.
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as an example.
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Roger Shoaf
The paint can be wiped off, but will it stay in the groovies? Does it harden after some time?
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Isn't it too fragile?
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You can use a clear coat coating that hardens nicely.
My wife painted the leo flooring in the kitchen, over coated it with clear coat and after two days we could walk on it. Then for years it stood up and was washed.
She used two layers.
Martin Martin H. Eastburn @ home at Lions' Lair with our computer lionslair at consolidated dot net TSRA, Endowed; NRA LOH & Patron Member, Golden Eagle, Patriot's Medal. NRA Second Amendment Task Force Charter Founder IHMSA and NRA Metallic Silhouette maker & member.
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Martin H. Eastburn
Yes it hardens just like regular paint. I am a locksmith and I use it regularly on old safe dials so it is easier to see the numbers.
I have also used it on machine tool dials with good results.
The trick is that when you rub it in to the lines you get a good thick layer of paint imbedded. A little does wipe off when you wipe the high spots but if you wrap the rag firmly around your finger and wipe across the lines with a light touch plenty stays inside.
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Roger Shoaf
On Thu, 06 Mar 2008 22:24:18 -0600, with neither quill nor qualm, "Martin H. Eastburn" quickly quoth:
Leo flooring? Two layers of law enforcement officers? That's gotta hurt.
-- The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man. -- Euripides
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Larry Jaques
How fast does it dry? Bob
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Bob Engelhardt
Sounds great :) I am familiar with Sakura products, but I didn't know they make these. Thank you, Roger!
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I was planning to avoid clear coat, if possible. But thanks anyway!
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That depends on how many donuts they've had! ;-)
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Michael A. Terrell

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