Making an enamel dial - cold

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    KANEHUGHES New Member

    Mar 23, 2017
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    I'm currently in the process of making a small carriage clock for my graduation piece. I want an enamel dial on the clock at 47mm and I'm struggling to make the dial. I've tried fired enamel multiple times now with moderate success but I was ending up with a very thick dial. As the deadline is looming i have opted for a colder resin enamel but the finish isn't perfectly flat and when I sand it back and refire it doesn't gloss again.

    I'm wondering if i cold enamel the dial and sand it back flat, can i apply a clear lacquer to give the dial he gloss I'm after? If so what sort of lacquer do i need?
    Any advice would be really appreciated.
     

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