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Simple etching process
Step 1 start with a clean piece of zinc, steel, brass or aluminium sheet
 
 
step 2 paint on a design using a simple resist such as nail varnish.
 
 
Step 3 into the etch solution, here we are using the sulphate etch.
 
Step 4 out of the etch, you can see the etched deposits on the surface of the metal.
 
 
Step 5 wash off well under the tap with a brush or sponge
 
 
Step 6 remove the nail varnish with acetone or nail varnish remover. 
 
Edinburgh Etch Kit
 
The Edinbrugh Etch Kit is for anyone wanting to etch designs or writing into steel, iron, copper, brass, zinc or aluminium.
It is ideal for beginners and for those with experience.
The Edinbrugh Etch Kit does not use strong and dangerous acids so it is one of the safest ways to etch metals.
With the kit you get a 5 or 10 litre container and all the chemicals needed.
You also get a set of instructions.
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The Sulphate etch kit is an alternative to the Edinburgh etch.
It's major benefit is that it is safer to use making it the safest way to etch steel, iron, aluminium and zinc.
It can also be used on brass and copper but it is slower than the Edinburgh etch on these.
With the kit you get a 5 or 10 litre container and the chemicals needed.
Full instructions are included.
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