[vcf-midatlantic] The traces

VAXman at tmesis.org VAXman at tmesis.org
Wed Mar 9 17:35:33 EST 2016

william degnan via vcf-midatlantic writes: 

>On Wed, Mar 9, 2016 at 3:08 PM, Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic <
>vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote: 
>> Vaxman -- thank you for the idea; we might revisit it when there's
>more > time post-VCF. > > For now I've gone to A.C. Moore and purchased
>gold tape. It's actually a > pretty good watch for bare wire color and
>has shiny (ooooh shiny) lines > down the middle. > 
>I actually once painted an entire room gold, and then covered with blue
>painters tape to make traces.  I painted over the traces with green. 
>When the whole thing dried, I pulled off the tape voila a giant
>room-sized circuit board. 
>I ended painting over it though, long story.  I don't know if I have any
>photos.  Fun project. 
>The trick is to be sure the painter's tape is highest quality and stuck
>so the paint does not bleed over the edges. 

That's why I mentioned 3M #2080 (blue tabe with orange labeled core).  It's
also got an adhesive that won't mar the paint it covers nor does it leave a
residue that must be removed.  *IF* a paint has excessive solvent nature, I
go with automotive masking tapes but interior latex wall paint is not that
type of paint.

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