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    Making Stampings Visible

    The serial number on my bike was stamped before painting. This makes the numbers almost invisible. I wanted to see them just long enough to record the number. Here is how I did it.

    If you are interested, please see

    https://rick.sparber.org/SerialNumberVisibility.pdf


    Your comments are welcome. All of us are smarter than any one of us.


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    Thanks rgsparber! We've added your Revealing Stampings Method to our Measuring and Marking category,
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    Thank you for the tip. I have used an old lipstick before, but this one is actually less messy to cleanup afterwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FEM2008 View Post
    Thank you for the tip. I have used an old lipstick before, but this one is actually less messy to cleanup afterwards.
    I went back to clean it up and was reminded that Elmer's white glue dries clear. Nothing to clean up :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rgsparber View Post
    I went back to clean it up and was reminded that Elmer's white glue dries clear. Nothing to clean up :-)

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    If you don't clean it up it will fill the indentations & chances of being able to do that again have just become slimmer.

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    Wildwilly,

    It isn't a problem. I wet the area with a rag. and the glue wipes out. Then I can apply a fresh dab of Elmer's.

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    Another good tip, thanks, Rick. This would be a PVA glue, I suppose?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philip Davies View Post
    Another good tip, thanks, Rick. This would be a PVA glue, I suppose?
    That is what I just read.

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