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karvis
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Hi,
I would like to make my own special deck, and I need to treat it with the "thing" that is used for the Mirage, Brainwave, and Invisible Decks.

Do you know if I can make this product? Or is it better to buy it?
Do you know the components? I prefer to make my own, although I have to waste some cards to improve it.
Thanks,
karvis
Michael Baker
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Buy roughing fluid from a magic dealer, or buy Testors' Dull Coat Lacquer in a spray can if you can find it in your country. Unfortunately, it cannot be ordered direct for shipment outside the US.

http://testors.com/catalog_item.asp?itemNbr=1382

Check with hobby shops for a comparable product, and test it.

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silverking
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Pretty much any flat or matte lacquer will do the job for you.
Stanyon
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Karvis,

Go to a supply house dealing in artist supplies. Find a spray matte finish that is intended for use on pencil, charcoal, watercolors, pastel chalk. It should also be able to be used on paper (playing cards, "Duh!") and dried or silk flowers. It should contain ketones, toluene, aliphatic hydrocarbons, and hydrocarbon propellants. Hopefully, what you will have in your hand is a can of Krylon Matte Finish #1311. If not...?

FWIW

Cheers! Smile
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Charlie the Tuna
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Be very conservative in using it; a very light coating or, even better, a few extremely light coats.
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karvis
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Thanks for the ideas... You think it is better to apply with the spray, or maybe better with a fine brush?

With spray, it can be more difficult to control the coat.
silverking
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It is easier to control the amount with spray, and the amount (along with where you apply it on the card) is what makes the difference between a "good" ID and a "great" ID.
karvis
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Thanks, I will go for it.
Robert Apodaca
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Does anyone know if Michaels would have this?
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On 2007-05-08 01:59, Robert Apodaca wrote:
Does anyone know if Michaels would have this?


They should. Look in the paint and finishes section.

Cheers! Smile
Stanyon

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AaronTheMagician
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Also...
obey the warning on the can that speaks as such:

"Use in a well-ventilated area far away from smoke or flame. Do not inhale fumes."

Don't ask why.
Just obey it.
;)
ChristopherM
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Another tip is to use fanning powder on the smooth sides, to ensure even greater ease-of-use.
jaylynch68
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I found the Testors Dullcote at Michaels in the model kit (planes, cars, etc) section.

Jaylynch
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