By registering with us, you'll be able to discuss, share and private message with other members of our community.

  1. Welcome to the 12ozProphet Forum...
    You are currently logged out and viewing our forum as a guest which only allows limited access to our discussions, photos and other forum features. If you are a 12ozProphet Member please login to get the full experience.

    If you are not a 12ozProphet Member, please take a moment to register to gain full access to our website and all of its features. As a 12ozProphet Member you will be able to post comments, start discussions, communicate privately with other members and access members-only content. Registration is fast, simple and free, so join today and be a part of the largest and longest running Graffiti, Art, Style & Culture forum online.

    Please note, if you are a 12ozProphet Member and are locked out of your account, you can recover your account using the 'lost password' link in the login form. If you no longer have access to the email you registered with, please email us at [email protected] and we'll help you recover your account. Welcome to the 12ozProphet Forum (and don't forget to follow @12ozprophet in Instagram)!

SandAir Glass Etching

Discussion in 'Third Rail' started by MOE-LESTER, Apr 10, 2006.


    MOE-LESTER Banned

    Joined: Apr 7, 2006 Messages: 2,954 Likes Received: 47
    is this shit for real? it sounds like its etch bath in a fucking spray can. people use it on their cars where they take stencils, spray this shit, and they got a design etched into the car windows

    shits gonna be crazy if we get glass etch in a spray can
  2. GLIK$

    GLIK$ Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jul 23, 2002 Messages: 22,277 Likes Received: 117
  3. Gunm

    Gunm Banned

    Joined: Aug 31, 2003 Messages: 12,427 Likes Received: 1


    please mow....wild speculation does not make for a good thread
  4. iloveboxcars

    iloveboxcars 12oz Royalty

    Joined: Jul 29, 2002 Messages: 20,506 Likes Received: 448
    i saw it at a michaels a long while back. basically if you're willing to carry around hella shit then go for it.
  5. knowme

    knowme Junior Member

    Joined: Feb 12, 2006 Messages: 135 Likes Received: 3
    i had a quick look on google for it, some interesting stuff.

    seems to be primarily comprised of some special grit sand, a can of propellant and a big nozzle thing.

    seems to me, you might be able to colour etch if you used the sand and ran it through a can of paint? just idle wondering, i have no idea where to get one of these kits to try.
  6. Gunm

    Gunm Banned

    Joined: Aug 31, 2003 Messages: 12,427 Likes Received: 1
    yeeeshhhh sounds like a pain in the ass to hump around
  7. FlOJOE

    FlOJOE New Jack

    Joined: May 3, 2006 Messages: 10 Likes Received: 0
    yuh^^^^ its real big
  8. ADEL

    ADEL Member

    Joined: May 1, 2006 Messages: 554 Likes Received: 0
    any link moe? if its in a 400ml can ,shit, city's gonna get fucked up real quick lol.
  9. FuzZy

    FuzZy Elite Member

    Joined: Nov 23, 2005 Messages: 4,774 Likes Received: 30
    link link link????
  10. Harvey Wallbanger

    Harvey Wallbanger Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Oct 13, 2004 Messages: 8,567 Likes Received: 400
    It's not what you guys think.
  11. MAR

    MAR Veteran Member

    Joined: Jun 2, 2005 Messages: 7,264 Likes Received: 256
  12. taki0000000010110111

    taki0000000010110111 New Jack

    Joined: Jun 16, 2006 Messages: 1 Likes Received: 0
    I have a little experience with sand etch.

    Here's some notes:

    1. Sandetch is small, light, compact: just a propellant can, a special nozzle and abrasive metal particles of some grit size. The aerosol forces the abrasive through the nozzle at high speeds.
    2. You can buy the kit at etchworld. The cost is a rip-off. But you can refill it with aluminum or carbide particles bought in bulk. I believe you need at least 220 grit or higher. And you can get aerosol cans at staples or places like that.
    3. The can makes a sound like spray-paint. It’s not very quiet.
    4. It leaves abrasive particles at the scene. Lots of them. They are also probably go in your lungs. Im guessing that’s bad. wear a dust mask or bandana or something. Probably should wear gloves too.
    5. Having done no experimentation with grit size, I have to say sandetch is slow as shit on glass. You have to keep the nozzle close to the glass. Like 1/2-inch or less. And you have to move pretty slowly. It could take a few minutes to catch a single line tag.
    6. The can gets cold when you use it for a while and it freezes up. So you should bring two cans. One in hand, one ready to go. When the first can gets too cold to hold, grab the second one. Alternate while letting one heat back up. It’s hard to use solo. Good to have someone to refill the abrasive for you. It takes multiple refills to do anything big.
    7. You can do stencils. They take even longer if you want a nice consistent fill. I make the sandetch stencils out of file folders with double-sided tape on one side. Cut through the folder and tape, peel it and stick it to whatever you are etching.
    8. You can etch more than glass. Sandetch works on plastic and other materials. It’s logical that it would mark any solid surface as hard as glass or softer. But I have only tried it on glass and plastics like acrylic and lexan.

    Check out the of some field-testing going on in Brooklyn.


    Knowme’s idea about color etching is so sick. I don’t know if it would work but its DEF worth trying!

    Sand Etch Links


    ---- etchworld.com is down as of June 28 but these are the links ----

    --- etch kit
    --- bulk abrasive
    --- staples air can

  13. Mistery

    Mistery Senior Member

    Joined: Aug 1, 2004 Messages: 1,468 Likes Received: 1
  14. Inhalant

    Inhalant Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 25, 2004 Messages: 2,290 Likes Received: 0
    sounds good..........
  15. KARE?

    KARE? Member

    Joined: Jun 26, 2007 Messages: 356 Likes Received: 0