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 Post subject: Fimo and Fingerprints
 Post Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2005 11:18 pm 
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Whenever I play with Fimo I end up with the faintest fingerprint from the pads of my fingers left on the finished item. This really bugs me!

Is there anyway around this? Does varnishing get rid of this? Or am I being silly?!

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Claire x


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 Post Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2005 11:49 pm 
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melt some wax on your fingers, it will fill in the finger prints

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 Post Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 12:34 am 
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Even Wallace and Gromit had fingerprints...so you are in good company :)

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 Post Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 9:32 am 
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H wrote:
melt some wax on your fingers, it will fill in the finger prints


:o :o :o :o :o

Won't that hurt???? Ouch!

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 Post Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 11:48 am 
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Claire, there are various things you can do. I try to minimize the amount of finger prints, but unless you are prepared to spend ages sanding and buffing pieces you are always going to have some prints.

If you can get some really tight fitting latex or similar gloves to wear while you are claying that will really help to cut out prints. I tend to wear these most of the time, but even though they are as close to feeling like I am not wearing gloves as possible, there are certain things that I really feel better not wearing any gloves for - usually when I am doing detail work.

Otherways are to try and smooth out the prints when you have finished working, by using the side of your little finger to gently rub over the prints, use things like coctail sticks or fine pointed objects to gently roll over the clay.

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 Post Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 9:23 pm 
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Thanks for the tips...will give them a try. Probably should accept there will be some fingerprint impressions on the fimo.

Claire x


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 Post Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 9:31 pm 
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Em, have you never melted wax on your hand to peel off. It doesn't hurt :)

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H wrote:
Em, have you never melted wax on your hand to peel off. It doesn't hurt :)


Nope - not into that kinky stuff Helen :wink: :D :D :D

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Not kinky Em, i have only melted it onto my hand, i think it was more bordem :)

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 Post Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 10:50 pm 
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Ask and honest question and look where this post ends up! :o :roll:

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