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« on: November 05, 2006 04:39:01 PM »

if im going to cover an altoids tin do i have to get the paint off of the outside first or can i just leav it?
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« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2006 08:31:36 AM »

If it's the paint that's been baked on at the factory, then you can ignore it.  If you've painted it with something else, that could be different... if it was "enamel" paint, you'll probably need to remove it because it can react over time with polymer clay, but if it was acrylic paint (or white glue which is also acrylic) then no problem -- in fact some people like to paint a coat of (permanent) white glue onto slick surfaces before attaching clay, but that's mostly to give the surface a little more tooth and doesn't necessarily stick extremelly well to the metal when dry (though GemTac and similar glues inteded for metal to fabric will). 

You can sand the metal surface if you want though if you want to paint with something first... but well-pressed down clay will stick readily to slick surfaces.  Any clay baked onto slick surfaces will generally need a mechanical hold though to stay on if later stressed, or if it doesn't have one it can be popped off after baking and glued back on with a suitable glue.

You might want to check out some of the lessons on covering Altoid tins and other metal items on this page too:
(...click on the subcategory Metal, but covering Glass would be similar in many ways...)

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owl be there
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2006 01:11:10 PM »

lol ya its just the paint that it came with..but mine are differnt than some of the ones ive seen other pple have b/c it has white paint on the bottom part where other pple jus have gold and so the paint has scraped off on the corners of where the lid hits it...and so its like scrunched and i wouldnt cover that with clay b/c thats where teh lid is. so i want to remove it but im kinda lazy and so wanted to know if i abs. HAD to remove it to bake it. but i dont. so i dont hve an excuse.
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2006 07:09:20 PM »

theres an awesome tute here --> http://www.desiredcreations.com/howTo_PJCoverAltoid.htm

i have been meaning to do this for a while, so let me know how yours turns out lol
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