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rosesanplacebos
« on: March 21, 2008 01:22:58 AM »

I know this must be on here somewhere, but I can't find it!
Of course I have hundreds of CDS that I would love to do stuff with...
But I have a few questions.

First off, I want to paint it: what type of paint works best, as in least likely to chip?
And what is the best sealent for it: and is it waterproof?

Secondly, Whats the best type of adhesive for CDS if I want to, say, stick two or more together? Or just attach peices together?

And lastly, if I wanted to cut a hole in it, whats the best tool? I've used an exacto knife to cut straight lines, but what could I use for a round hole?

Mucho thanks to anyone who can help me, or at least direct me to a thread that can! Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2008 06:22:18 AM »

1. Not sure what kind of paint to recommend because I have never tried to paint on cds.  I know there is paint formulated for plastic.  Maybe that would work?

2. I love E6000 for most projects.  It works on just about everything and holds great.  You just have to watch out for the fumes.  Make sure you have good ventilation.

3. Do you have a Dremel?  It is the best thing I could think of to make a nice hole.
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rosesanplacebos
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2008 11:47:33 AM »

1. Not sure what kind of paint to recommend because I have never tried to paint on cds.  I know there is paint formulated for plastic.  Maybe that would work?

2. I love E6000 for most projects.  It works on just about everything and holds great.  You just have to watch out for the fumes.  Make sure you have good ventilation.

3. Do you have a Dremel?  It is the best thing I could think of to make a nice hole.

Hmm, unfortunately I don't have any of those! Heh, but if they'll work I'm more than happy to try them! Thank you very much for your help! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2008 06:56:28 AM »

Hi,

I've made CD suncatchers and I have used 3D fabric paint (Scribbles, Plaid, etc). If you want it to be weatherproof you can use the fabric paint, Plaid's paint for Plastic or an acrylic enamel such as FolkArt Acrylic enamels. All will hold up to weather nicely. You can use regular acrylics but then you have to seal them with an outdoor sealer. The problem with that is some sealers will eat away at plastic.

For gluing the label sides of 2 CD's together I have always used Aleene's Tacky Glue (the one in the gold bottle). My CD's have hung outside for 2 years and have never come apart or had any paint peel. I am in the process of re-stringing them now because a wind storm did a little damage to them.     Grin

For making the holes any drill will do. Now I use a hole punch called the Crop-A-Dile. It is a scrapbooking tool and will punch a hole in virtually any material - even metal buckets!
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rosesanplacebos
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2008 11:00:02 AM »

Hi,

I've made CD suncatchers and I have used 3D fabric paint (Scribbles, Plaid, etc). If you want it to be weatherproof you can use the fabric paint, Plaid's paint for Plastic or an acrylic enamel such as FolkArt Acrylic enamels. All will hold up to weather nicely. You can use regular acrylics but then you have to seal them with an outdoor sealer. The problem with that is some sealers will eat away at plastic.

For gluing the label sides of 2 CD's together I have always used Aleene's Tacky Glue (the one in the gold bottle). My CD's have hung outside for 2 years and have never come apart or had any paint peel. I am in the process of re-stringing them now because a wind storm did a little damage to them.     Grin

For making the holes any drill will do. Now I use a hole punch called the Crop-A-Dile. It is a scrapbooking tool and will punch a hole in virtually any material - even metal buckets!
Genus! Thank you so much for all your help!
I wrote down everything you told me, I'm going to the craft store today!! Thanks a bunch! Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2008 06:43:47 AM »

do not heat them!!!!!
it makes cyanide!
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rosesanplacebos
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2008 01:24:21 PM »

do not heat them!!!!!
it makes cyanide!

Haha thank you!
I did know that and never planned to but its good to know someone on craftster cares about the toxic effects of the craft!
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