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What does 'mil' mean when measuring thickness?

The internet has informed me one mil is a measurement that equals one-thousandth of an inch (0.001 inch) or 0.0254 mm. You can convert any length unit into mils via Google's length unit conversion (...
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What glue should I use with acrylic and transparencies?

There are specific glues manufactured for gluing clear and colored acrylic. It is thinner than water and will spread via capillary action when used appropriately. Consider when locating and purchasing ...
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Is it possible to make oil modifiable again?

You can't make the oil modifiable again, no. If your friend added the drying linseed oil and turpentine to existing oil paints (and not just pigments), it really depends on the ratio whether it ...
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UV permeable transparent varnish for PLA

It looks like both acrylic and polyurethane should transmit near UV - the sort of UV you need. Getting actual transmission spectra of specific varnish products isn't likely to happen, but I've skimmed ...
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Can you make epoxy resin art clearer (more transparent) after the object has dried?

Diagnostics From the pictures, it looks like the problem is transparency rather than darkness from too much dye. In fact, the tinting is barely visible, so ignore my comment about trying to fade the ...
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How to completely dye or tint or color clear transparency sheet?

There are fabric dyes for synthetic fibers that will work to tint clear transparency film, but it is a messy, time-consuming process. Also, anything you print or paint on the surface is unlikely to ...
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Is there a clear grout/paste like material for filling in cracks?

Being a 3D shape adds some complication. If it was a flat surface, you could dam the outside edges and use any number of clear, hardening materials that flow, like epoxy resin. You could still do ...
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Can you make epoxy resin art clearer (more transparent) after the object has dried?

This cast was probably too high for this specific resin and due to the exothermic reaction the resin heated up so much that it boiled. That's why there are gigantic air bubbles in it and the surface ...
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What does 'mil' mean when measuring thickness?

This is basic English etymology: mil (n.) 1721, in per mil "per thousand," from Latin mille "thousand" (see million); compare percent. As a unit of length for diameter of wire (...
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How to completely dye or tint or color clear transparency sheet?

Reading the answer and comments I'd like to point out what probably won't work and why. transparent inkjet sheets are coated with a rubbery substance that can absorb the printer ink. This coating will ...
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