[vcf-midatlantic] Saturday

Tony Bogan thebogans at mac.com
Wed Mar 9 10:45:04 EST 2016

> On Mar 9, 2016, at 10:33 AM, Brian Schenkenberger via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic writes: 
>>>>>> Get more creative and paint copper circuit board traces too! >> >>
>> Already planning something like that. >> >> I bought a roll of white
>> duct tape. We could just put painters tape over >> = where the traces
>> should be and then remove the tape to expose the >> white w= all
>> underneath, but we don't yet know where the traces need to >> be...
>> I'll=  see about figuring that our during the week. >> >> Just like the
>> terminal in our logo, the wall colors will be meant to * >> ev= oke * a
>> PCB, not be an exact image of one. > > Figure out where the traces need
>> to be, then spray a copper paint in on > the wall in the approximate
>> location (no sense wasting paint... I would > suggest Krylon metallic
>> copper) and then, using *good* painter tape -- > 3M Painter tape for
>> delicate surfaces #2080 -- lay out traces over the > copper.  Press down
>> well for good adhesion.  Paint over the tape with > the green paint. 
>> Pull the tape BEFORE the green is completely dry to > avoid egde
>> chipping. > > #2080 is what I use on all of my rocket paint jobs.  It's
>> never failed > me.  Do some test runs before you tackle the big job. ;) 
>> Corner round > cutter and a hole punch can make nice and even solder
>> pads too. ;)  The > 3M tape comes in various widths too. 
>> Problem is, we won't have time for all that work. 
>> To keep it simple and still evoke the PCB feeling, maybe I should return
>> the lighter/brighter green tape and get a gold color.
> Haste makes waste.  We've a nice, new, beautiful display area.  It'd be a 
> shame to half-ass it with quick-n-dirty paint job.  What does it matter if
> it takes 2 hours or two months to complete.  In the long run, a well done
> "mural" will add to the whole display's appeal, IMNSHO that is.

We have a lot to do in a short amount of time (before VCF) no one suggested doing it half assed, just not spending the whole day painting a single wall. We can lay the base coat and then get to work setting the rest of the museum up. You are right it would look really cool the way it was suggested. Let me know how it turns out! ;-)
Seriously though, it won't be a shoddy job just what we can do in the time we have at our disposal.

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